Electronic Commerce: VAT:Written question - HL3227

Q
Asked by Lord Lucas
Asked on: 03 November 2015
HM Treasury
Electronic Commerce: VAT
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of recent reports about VAT fraud by online traders operating from abroad, whether they plan to require HM Revenue and Customs to work closely with the Chartered Trading Standards Institute in tackling such tax evasion, in particular through Amazon's and eBay’s online marketplaces.
A
Answered by: Lord O'Neill of Gatley
Answered on: 17 November 2015

HM Revenue and Customs is actively targeting operational and intelligence activity to tackle this problem. This involves working closely with a number of external bodies, including Trading Standards.

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