UPDATE: 13th February 2017
eBayer Seller persue1234 is making sales in the region of £1,409,664 per year. This equates to £234,944 of VAT a year. They started trading on eBay.co.uk 5 years ago on 22 March 2010.
The VAT number 142767207 was being used by 4 Chinese Sellers eBay accounts:
persue1234 – £1,409,664 sales per year
Shenzhen Fu Jincheng Court Road, Block 702 B 518049 Shenzhen
bayfish2013 – £386,448.00 sales per year
HUAFA Hongli Road, Futian District 11, Unit 2, 504 villages 518000 Shenzhen
x-global (was liiawysys) – £727,848.00 sales per year
16th，Futian Free Trade Zone，Futian District 518000 Shenzhen
persuebing12 – £469,272.00 sales per year
710,1st Building,Tehao Villa,The 10th, Linyuandong Road,Futian 518000 Shenzhen
These 4 Chinese eBay accounts had combined sales of £2,993,232.00 which equates to £498,872.00 of VAT per year.
However since our campaign and following a recent VAT fraud article about them in the The Daily Mirror several of the eBay accounts have stopped trading products located in the UK and have removed the VAT number from their eBay Accounts.
Questions for HMRC to Answer:
- How much VAT has been collected from VAT number 142767207 for the last 5 years?
- How & why can 4 overseas retailers register the same VAT number on Online Marketplaces without any verification or due diligence by the Marketplace?