By Chris Dawson May 9, 2017 - 1:35 pm

eBay UK Spring 2017 Seller Release: eBay to charge VAT on fees

eBay are making some changes to the way that VAT will be charged. There is no change to the fees themselves and these changes apply only to eBay sellers living in the UK. Not to put too fine a point on it, Brexit is coming, the

UK Government drops the “eBay and AirBnB” tax break

It seems that several measures previously revealed in the UK government budget of 2016, expected to come into force this year, that would have helped consumer sellers trading online, have been dropped from the government's legislative programme. You can read more here. The plan was

NAO estimates £1 – £1.5 billion per year unpaid tax from overseas sellers

The National Audit Office (NAO) has published the findings from their investigation into whether overseas sellers from outside the EU have been charging VAT on applicable sales in the UK. This has been an ongoing multi-year challenge for UK sellers facing increased competition from Chinese

Do you think the marketplaces should collect UK VAT on a seller’s behalf?

The issue of VAT compliance and marketplace sellers, especially those from overseas, has long been a hot topic on Tamebay. Here's the last post we made on the subject: MP seeks more action to tackle overseas marketplace sellers dodging VAT. One possible solution that has been

UK faces €2bn EU fine for Chinese imports

The British government could be fined to compensate France, Germany, Spain and Italy for lost customs revenue, according a report from the European anti-fraud office. The team (referred to as Olaf after its in French, Office de Lutte Anti-Fraude) has made a recommendation that the UK

MP seeks more action to tackle overseas marketplace sellers dodging VAT

The British government body, the National Audit Office (NAO), is reportedly investigating whether HMRC is doing enough to tackle VAT evasion by overseas online retailers selling to British consumers. HM Treasury estimates that the total possible lost annual revenue is something like £1.5bn. But former tax

When do I have to register for VAT?

Registering for VAT is something that most businesses have to do as they grow, some, whose businesses contract, may also be able to de-register for VAT. Over the next few weeks we're going to be taking a closer look at VAT, the different schemes that are

HMRC reveals more detail on Making Tax Digital plans

You may have heard about Making Tax Digital. It's the UK Government’s scheme to move all personal and business tax administration online. Beginning this year, and due to be completed in 2020, anyone who needs to file a tax return or deal with business tax

One week left to come clean on your tax return

There's just a week left to complete your personal Self Assessment tax return and file it online if you've not already done so. January the 31st is the deadline and there are fines of £100 for missing the deadline plus daily penalties of £10 per day