Chinese eBay sellers with UK based stock

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  1. Pish_Pash

    Pish_Pash UKBF Ace Free Member

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    This piqued my interest so I consulted my old mucker ...a certain Monsieur. Google...

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/03/16/amazon_and_ebay_will_be_liable_for_traders_evading_vat/

    ...sound promising, but I can't help feel that it'll make zilch difference. Like I've said before, simply get the likes of Amazon to hive off the VAT from an FBA sellers disbursement.
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2016
    Posted: Mar 16, 2016 By: Pish_Pash Member since: Feb 1, 2013
  2. Pish_Pash

    Pish_Pash UKBF Ace Free Member

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    More info about the (lame) details towards the foot of this page....

    http://tamebay.com/2016/03/budget-2016-ebay-and-amazon-can-be-made-liable-for-seller-vat-fraud.html

    ...the new rules won't apply to all & sundry & essentially the onus will be on HMRC (remember them ...i.e. the very same HMRC that comes down hard on bog standard UK taxpayers, but if you're a multi national or an overseas seller - you're cool) to identify the worst offenders & if they continue to evade tax, then HMRC might get a bit miffed & then & then etc etc.

    Ball, dropped blah blah.
     
    Posted: Mar 16, 2016 By: Pish_Pash Member since: Feb 1, 2013
  3. Page

    Page UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    I'm with you Pish_Pash

    One problem is that they got rid of half the staff as some sort of sensible decision - er no no - you do not make cuts in the departments that bring in the money but in those that spend the money

    Nothing will happen

    We will pay their wages so they can harass us - while those that make - not much effort to stay off the radar will be - er er - not looked for

    Until they decide that tax collection is not only a revenue generating option but also a moral duty due to those of us that do pay - then nothing will change

    They need skilled and well paid staff going down through levels to the all and sundry

    In South Africa they put the tax collection system out to the private sector and collected revenues jumped - because they were motivated by £££

    Whereas our easy life civil servants ...

    er I had best shut up my blood pressure is getting to high
     
    Posted: Mar 16, 2016 By: Page Member since: Jul 28, 2007
  4. Page

    Page UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    Essentially the message to foreign sellers as I see it - is scam it until something happens and that wont be much if anything

    It would encourage me no end to think ah no problems there - even to the extent of someone thinking maybe I should register for VAT but now I can see there is no need

    If they ever say anything - then I have plenty of time to clear stock and vanish
    Then change of name and start again

    What a joke

    Make the channels responsible and it will all change fast
    But they hide behind the - well we do tell our sellers not to be naughty

    Maybe it is time for me to move abroad and join the others stuffing the UK sellers and helping kill them off before the same is done to my own business
    Hmmm
     
    Posted: Mar 16, 2016 By: Page Member since: Jul 28, 2007
  5. Percy1980

    Percy1980 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    After 7 years of online retailing, I think the whole thing is a bit of a joke. I can't shake the feeling that my business is more like a bad computer game rather than a serious business. The likes of Amazon and eBay constantly move the goalposts, the whole sector changes so incredibly quickly that it's hard to run a busy business AND keep up with it all. Yet problems like this don't seem to show any progress, they just get ignored. It's all on the retailers shoulders, take it or leave it. Retail is becoming the lowest form of business to be in.
     
    Posted: Mar 29, 2016 By: Percy1980 Member since: Mar 24, 2015
  6. 14Steve14

    14Steve14 UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    Posted: Sep 17, 2016 By: 14Steve14 Member since: May 18, 2010
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