Electronic Commerce: VAT:Written question - HL3224

Asked by Lord Lucas
Asked on: 03 November 2015
HM Treasury
Electronic Commerce: VAT
To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of recent reports about VAT fraud by online traders operating from abroad, what action they are taking to reduce the extent of such tax evasion, and whether that action will be completed before Christmas in order to protect UK businesses.
Answered by: Lord O'Neill of Gatley
Answered on: 17 November 2015

HM Revenue and Customs is actively targeting operational and intelligence activity, as well as a range of other options, to tackle this issue.

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