eBayer Sellers

Please note this list of sellers was complied over 2 years ago. Some of the eBay accounts may have closed now. Make of it what you will…

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Chinese eBay Sellers with no VAT Numbers

All the sellers below are located in China with stock in the UK. None display VAT numbers.

User Sales Country UK Stock VAT Number
1 heavends £3,531,348.00
2 adornsource £3,006,816.00
3 supertradezone-uk £2,495,160.00
4 online-gold*de £2,452,968.00
5 ebuystation2010 £2,353,044.00
6 delhanway2009 £2,281,176.00
7 ellieshang £2,236,428.00
8 igs365 £2,166,928.00
9 domall £1,744,920.00
10 einfinityshop1 £1,706,212.00
11 lee262onlineuk £1,699,692.00
12 home_use_goods £1,628,712.00
13 yoopar £1,625,568.00
14 iluvthisworld2010 £1,567,584.00
15 uk_directsell £1,547,664.00
16 saleall2100 £1,518,036.00
17 easybuying168 £1,404,948.00
18 51buyworld £1,401,560.00
19 stoneage1984 £1,367,916.00
20 uk_bargain_world £1,256,916.00
21 cyfentech £1,242,132.00
22 woo.beautymall £1,231,596.00
23 da.bizzle £1,134,456.00
24 bgood2010 £1,130,916.00
25 goodsales2088 £1,128,120.00
26 dream2buy £1,090,332.00
27 topmatch2013 £1,055,928.00
28 neoestore £1,038,924.00
29 saleuwant £1,009,356.00
30 smart_shine £990,384.00
31 360handy £985,812.00
32 mobileskingdom £973,212.00
33 hey262laptop £966,084.00
34 smartmall2011 £946,344.00
35 world-zonetrade £946,344.00
36 ukbnsuk £941,292.00
37 yourhomethings £922,740.00
38 gosourcing £921,828.00
39 doria-store £905,496.00
40 allesbest-de £903,864.00
41 abcdefashion £890,268.00
42 dongx2011 £887,220.00
43 dwi-international-3 £887,208.00
44 accenter £883,728.00
45 IGVault-de £883,728.00
46 soleilenrose-fr £869,856.00
47 reliable-e-home £868,548.00
48 mycutefinger31 £867,780.00
49 hitechproduct £863,868.00
50 d-sa17 £857,868.00
51 lfwins2008 £843,804.00
52 stylishgadget £834,960.00
53 buy_ee £832,176.00
54 royalbestbuy13 £816,828.00
55 upelectronic £780,192.00
56 kyky7654321 £761,712.00
57 supertrade4you £755,136.00
58 sevencookie £750,252.00
59 nextbigthink £748,584.00
60 liuddndd2009 £732,048.00
61 industry-village £719,604.00
62 yigounet £717,156.00
63 gemeba £714,636.00
64 bobo_household £711,660.00
65 goodebuying £708,204.00
66 uniestockuk £704,544.00
67 cctv_sannce £703,092.00
68 terrific-store £702,996.00
69 uksolarseller £701,340.00
70 zing-vogue £678,036.00
71 camera-acc £675,372.00
72 kuentl £674,508.00
73 thefashionproduct £663,360.00
74 crazy-store011 £658,728.00
75 ukdailybuy £641,520.00
76 a-sure2008 £634,728.00
77 dynamic-express £618,468.00
78 romorus £613,488.00
79 cca-accessories £604,696.00
80 ruohong_store £603,336.00
81 daisyonsale £597,108.00
82 7colorstore £579,660.00
83 silverelectron £579,144.00
84 st_mounting £578,880.00
85 addstore £570,972.00
86 cellular-funs £568,764.00
87 ulakcase £568,512.00
88 elite_accessories2 £563,916.00
89 2011gooddealer £555,408.00
90 uuitsu4u £546,984.00
91 buzz_sale2011 £544,692.00
92 sinceresupplier £521,880.00
93 besthobbysite4uk £520,752.00
94 goodddshop £519,768.00
95 3c-uk £514,428.00
96 overstock-case £512,208.00
97 lesuperman55 £506,148.00
98 wordors £498,156.00
99 petiteqq £494,028.00
100 pro_3c_online £472,524.00
101 smartorders £464,928.00
102 accseries £457,956.00
103 blossom201102 £456,672.00
104 2winstore2010 £454,572.00
105 abcdeshop £450,444.00
106 makeyousmily £448,860.00
107 googolstore £442,380.00
108 lycfeng £441,012.00
109 wfgetsell £438,180.00
110 savemoreglobalshopping £433,860.00
111 value.salezz £429,936.00
112 e-trans100 £419,904.00
113 es.ledlighting_outlet £417,936.00
114 business319 £415,296.00
115 lightintheshop £409,872.00
116 waliiysys £407,964.00
117 electronic.2011 £405,552.00
118 smart-buy88 £404,892.00
119 topshop222 £401,064.00
120 neverland-gbp £400,548.00
121 go-junjie £396,552.00
122 51buyusa £396,120.00
123 pricebenefit £395,556.00
124 ihome-come £388,356.00
125 acauto-euro £385,248.00
126 acc-shop £384,600.00
127 my-newlife £382,860.00
128 xieshu2010 £375,852.00
129 xss2013 £374,292.00
130 hutongstore £369,024.00
131 dailybuy11 £368,868.00
132 168batteryworld £361,980.00
133 pengke2011 £356,892.00
134 xvimshop £351,348.00
135 zsjladyshop £350,424.00
136 topmallsavemore £347,664.00
137 3c-dealcity £340,716.00
138 maspow £334,992.00
139 bond_street £333,456.00
140 hello-kull £331,428.00
141 salescn7 £325,692.00
142 worldphoneparts £323,976.00
143 mapel-love £323,892.00
144 1-station-shopping £320,268.00
145 hdoutlet4uk £316,032.00
146 globalizationalhorizons £312,936.00
147 miggie77392012 £312,408.00
148 mingfa007 £310,536.00
149 custron-navigation £308,964.00
150 goodtradegti £300,540.00
151 boaofactory £298,908.00
152 smartbuy.fromuk £294,984.00
153 shop29030 £291,960.00
154 sourceworld £291,240.00
155 aaaaabeauty £291,132.00
156 uc-cool £290,868.00
157 ledview_1103 £288,288.00
158 salescn7 £287,988.00
159 marshydro-uk £287,592.00
160 eternaldigital £285,972.00
161 mainscharger £284,148.00
162 navibuzz £283,848.00
163 ledsoutlet £281,460.00
164 ezhobby2009 £277,380.00
165 foliefrog-uk £271,692.00
166 lnkoo999 £271,368.00
167 led-t-master £269,508.00
168 flower.cool £267,744.00
169 ukcharger888 £262,992.00
170 digital-mart8 £261,432.00
171 cred-deal £261,312.00
172 electron-store £260,940.00
173 sportsinglife £260,748.00
174 keepingame £251,376.00
175 expresstrade4u £251,208.00
176 lifastleg1680 £249,612.00
177 ihome-direct £243,480.00
178 ezitrading4u £240,324.00
179 gutedealscom £238,896.00
180 potato365buy £237,336.00
181 all-land-net £237,168.00
182 superbattery11 £230,724.00
183 smart_battery £230,340.00
184 wordors £228,816.00
185 greenspace-vd £228,408.00
186 chesr_2013 £225,492.00
187 2winhappyzone £223,044.00
188 sourcingforyou £221,232.00
189 ledchina2013 £219,144.00
190 koo-power £218,916.00
191 bg27cyf £214,116.00
192 tecze £213,996.00
193 ultrabook-power £213,732.00
194 xiao-wifi £211,500.00
195 duosbest1 £211,320.00
196 29shyans2012 £210,852.00
197 3cc_outlet £210,408.00
198 mr_battery £210,372.00
199 goldoldshop £208,248.00
200 xmotor-2008 £207,144.00
201 cctvshop_uk £205,848.00
202 c3-store £205,476.00
203 trans_easy £201,756.00
204 richqing £201,408.00
205 digital-paradise9 £201,360.00
206 power-lcd £200,160.00
207 coshine006 £199,956.00
208 beautyforce £199,848.00
209 happy2shopping2014 £198,540.00
210 aligooddeal £196,968.00
211 sinburyphone £194,568.00
212 bigmarcojobs2011 £192,900.00
213 zhouxiaolin2010 £192,756.00
214 lgledsolutionslimited-uk £191,712.00
215 cheers1028nice £190,992.00
216 yushuifacai £190,536.00
217 globewang2013 £188,712.00
218 ywenlong2012 £188,028.00
219 thgseller £186,060.00
220 neverland-es £185,736.00
221 mast-reliable £180,600.00
222 goodtradepurple88 £178,908.00
223 anforme £174,048.00
224 source9850 £172,404.00
225 milliongadgets £172,056.00
226 digic-shop £171,720.00
227 mumumen £167,244.00
228 happyeshop888 £165,492.00
229 jom-etech £162,288.00
230 uk-carpartspro £160,068.00
231 5starservice2013 £159,708.00
232 electric_1688 £159,324.00
233 dailydeal2012 £158,016.00
234 missjun2010 £157,932.00
235 2013_go_global £157,056.00
236 eternaldealer £156,756.00
237 fastandfurious06 £154,980.00
238 esupplychain £154,860.00
239 local_silver £154,128.00
240 kinggoal1 £152,076.00
241 linepucn £151,944.00
242 legendrover £150,696.00
243 chiNoeuk2010 £150,684.00
244 tianlin2010 £144,636.00
245 us-winmax £144,324.00
246 li-lang-da-harris £143,052.00
247 g.fone £142,980.00
248 lookbooku £141,588.00
249 fourstar168 £139,380.00
250 czq-store £137,964.00
251 up_battery £137,520.00
252 365buyitNow £135,900.00
253 biggeorgejobs2012 £135,840.00
254 top.digitech £134,136.00
255 gogo-shopping £134,076.00
256 bpsworld10 £132,708.00
257 dele-led-factory £132,540.00
258 padeer £132,456.00
259 feisibuke £131,004.00
260 lighttheworld.cw £127,704.00
261 sf-stanley £127,392.00
262 aopoline £126,612.00
263 ahappydeal £125,328.00
264 honest-eshop £125,004.00
265 good_buy_12 £124,020.00
266 ping_market £121,500.00
267 laptopartsupplier £120,876.00
268 ezoneteam £119,160.00
269 savinomall £115,896.00
270 neverland-2012 £114,264.00
271 easyacc.u.store £111,816.00
272 newgaga £110,592.00
273 fly-shop £110,424.00
274 amonstar £107,736.00
275 abc-goodeals £107,172.00
276 uktop £105,588.00
277 battery_pioneer £105,300.00
278 laptop*component £104,676.00
279 miss_akku £104,484.00
280 micro.digital £103,620.00
281 bigmartinjobs2012 £103,176.00
282 card_she £100,296.00
283 1buylong £98,856.00
284 tabletpcsworld £98,700.00
285 green-the-world £98,304.00
286 doogeegrow £97,560.00
287 rf-ning £96,024.00
288 bestsellers1507 £95,448.00
289 goodshopaa2010 £94,368.00
290 bighoneyjobs2012 £93,984.00
291 winwinshop521 £93,876.00
292 sourcearea £91,644.00
293 kgnetwork £90,072.00
294 loyalitseller £87,600.00
295 gzled £87,384.00
296 legendrover £87,180.00
297 cmp_battery2011 £82,440.00
298 lovegoods58 £81,132.00
299 eternalbanna £77,868.00
300 11mao11 £76,968.00
301 himan-zhi-2012 £76,656.00
302 thanksqing8 £76,164.00
303 bestoffer02 £74,100.00
304 greenping.colour £72,480.00
305 montalia.store £71,532.00
306 yes_uk_station £71,184.00
307 dushaonline2008 £70,392.00
308 2youredrose £69,720.00
309 winlaptop6788 £69,360.00
310 bayebest £69,048.00
311 iampioneer £68,280.00
312 mysunday668 £67,668.00
313 solarworld2012 £64,716.00
314 uk*led*shop £63,900.00
315 dewei-store £63,300.00
316 mylisarz2008 £62,760.00
317 morelight01 £62,676.00
318 online_store10 £61,380.00
319 toplabato £61,008.00
320 espace.sound £60,732.00
321 easybuy5578 £60,000.00
322 goldbayrich £59,820.00
323 c8design-repair £58,272.00
324 ecoworthy2003 £57,228.00
325 charmingplace10 £55,260.00
326 flashplus £55,248.00
327 autoparts_supplier £55,128.00
328 baixt_electronics £55,128.00
329 accessbuyshop £54,756.00
330 padcate £54,144.00
331 ashine_uk £53,892.00
332 ledworld2010 £53,484.00
333 thanksjping £52,980.00
334 toolbattery £51,876.00
335 best4deals2013 £50,496.00
336 omsyb2014 £47,208.00
337 globalservice4u2010 £47,136.00
338 tomato365buy £46,944.00
339 gztopleddeals £46,488.00
340 omslightworld £45,024.00
341 reliable-sale8 £44,784.00
342 uk-phonecase £42,636.00
343 everymoment201314 £40,920.00
344 daytop8811 £40,176.00
345 sainsberry £38,952.00
346 toptech-mart £38,448.00
347 smart.power £38,364.00
348 dstebattery £38,352.00
349 iaustralian £38,304.00
350 2010coolface £38,028.00
351 lensun68 £36,852.00
352 pbkeefepb £35,592.00
353 kjfashion2011 £34,452.00
354 lightingshop_uk £34,320.00
355 hot_secret £30,348.00
356 expowersmart £29,556.00
357 herofengstore2009 £28,908.00
358 newlauch £24,480.00
359 sold4day £23,520.00
360 pengpenglucky £22,968.00
361 fastelectron £22,932.00
362 bigtimjobs2011 £22,416.00
363 ledoutletgz £22,296.00
364 bestsourcing_shopping £22,140.00
365 hagadget £22,008.00
366 ecoworthy1987 £19,176.00
367 liangqimei2010 £15,984.00
368 beni-shop £15,552.00
369 toptop88 £13,968.00
370 breaking_style £13,464.00
371 7daysbuy2012 £13,368.00
372 topestore360 £12,468.00
373 phcmall £12,240.00
374 giatelvs007 £12,168.00
375 winwin720 £8,652.00
376 fendi-flowers £7,308.00
377 taiyan6699 £6,588.00
378 skylight-1shop £3,852.00
379 ebestdeal2008 £2,928.00
Total Sales: £149,407,424.00

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NON EU eBay Sellers with no VAT Numbers

These are NON EU Seller that are not located in China but are outside the EU. All have stock in the UK and should be displaying VAT numbers.

User Sales Country UK Stock VAT Number
1 pixel_deals £7,088,808.00
2 britishdeals £6,963,324.00
3 getitdigital £5,408,940.00
4 electronic-king-inc £5,245,404.00
5 king-photo £5,177,436.00
6 photodeals £5,177,436.00
7 simply_savings £2,932,056.00
8 save-max £2,163,612.00
9 thinkingdeals £1,762,164.00
10 digitalboy*co*uk £1,313,304.00
11 hpdiscount2004 £1,035,984.00
12 yall-uk £1,018,608.00
13 robscamerastore £781,180.00
14 tedselectronics1 £416,436.00
15 moto-house £345,900.00
16 phil_biggs_deals £164,448.00
Total Sales: £46,995,040.00

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UK eBay Sellers with no VAT numbers

The sellers say they are from the UK. However many are cloaking themselves as UK companies, when they are actually Chinese and NON EU Sellers. Some are UK based but are not displaying VAT numbers.

User Sales Country UK Stock VAT Number
1 Photodirect £9,025,109.00
2 universal-electronix £4,442,880.00
3 richmondcam £3,817,428.00
4 mechanic_warehouse £3,621,588.00
5 right89hifi £3,405,096.00
6 ukprojector £3,160,896.00
7 man_int_ltd £2,224,692.00
8 sportsgearinternational £2,218,080.00
9 hldigitalbestbuy £2,147,292.00
10 Digilanduk £2,085,012.00
11 gerter12399 £1,981,032.00
12 progearuk £1,919,592.00
13 photogear2010 £1,818,024.00
14 digital_camera_uk £1,717,752.00
15 ddddadi £1,681,092.00
16 Igiftbox £1,448,244.00
17 kamani-uk £1,362,288.00
18 jnl_store £1,267,680.00
19 morning_bell £1,099,068.00
20 ctr-selektron £1,054,836.00
21 smart-cases-uk £970,380.00
22 mediaexpertsshop2014 £946,440.00
23 *eshop4deal* £829,896.00
24 unlimitedseller £809,796.00
25 247clix £745,920.00
26 ajcj-fun £677,196.00
27 wireovia_uk £666,168.00
28 goopi-shop £637,056.00
29 iclubuk £610,584.00
30 mediaguyz2014 £592,212.00
31 catwalk-uk £582,012.00
32 smart-life2010 £567,912.00
33 aclubuk £564,648.00
34 caseway £482,460.00
35 gadgetking-uk £472,212.00
36 shield4u £365,616.00
37 digitalbravo2014 £355,224.00
38 sjmalistock2008 £330,828.00
39 invictusgt £303,336.00
40 luckytimes1_electronics £291,372.00
41 azenda-uk £274,764.00
42 wellgoodonline £240,360.00
43 cookie87236 £231,469.00
44 daviduu13 £225,192.00
45 maggie_chic £224,520.00
46 tradeaccessories £223,992.00
47 megasavingsdirect £222,540.00
48 sold-by-us £216,456.00
49 REMOVED – NOT EVADING VAT
50 fluffy69uk £149,568.00
Total Sales: £65,489,658.00

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NON EU eBay Sellers using VAT numbers that do not belong to them

NON EU and Chinese based sellers who are using VAT numbers that are fake or not registered to their company.

User Sales Country UK Stock VAT Number
1 lighting4fun £648,144.00 184741290
2 ccc_gadgets £1,111,704.00 184741290
3 excellent_sourcing £795,948.00 150120377
4 wedo-bestdeal £2,368,812.00 152858000
5 prostoragers £751,944.00 150112669
6 2003benben £860,580.00 995872542
7 xenon-uk £1,098,240.00
Fake
100005413613
Fake
Total Sales: £7,635,372.00

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Shenzhen TOMTOP Technology Co Ltd – China

Chinese Seller Shenzhen TOMTOP Technology Co., Ltd & TOMTOP GROUP Ltd uses their UK Ltd company TomorrowTop Ltd to dispatch goods in the UK. They have over 22 eBay accounts with sales in the region of £8,000,000. They provided a VAT invoice using a VAT number that did not belong to them. View case study here.

User Sales Country UK Stock VAT Number
1 ilastone £1,053,636.00
2 tomtop.wholesaler £748,452.00
3 tomtop.usa £586,956.00
4 usbempire £555,804.00
5 tomtop_home £520,776.00
6 tomtop.mall £434,196.00
7 homegarden2012 £417,264.00
8 tomtop_uk £414,408.00
9 ttmallzone365 £378,396.00
10 tomtop_game £373,788.00
11 tomtop_w £318,252.00
12 newmango £287,184.00
13 tomtop_digital £256,392.00
14 ttstoreusa £254,868.00
15 tomorrowtop £213,780.00
16 dodotech £205,224.00
17 tomtop_sales £191,832.00
18 costcobuy £184,404.00
19 antiquechina2009 £179,436.00
20 tomtop_shop £161,664.00
21 dudustory £142,548.00
22 tomtop_deals £134,628.00
Total Sales: £8,013,888.00

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Global Egrow – China

A Chinese based seller with 6 eBay accounts, UK stock, no company name and no VAT number.

User Sales Country UK Stock VAT Number
1 egrow £1,034,004.00
2 goldenwattle-au £688,164.00
3 penossi £426,588.00
4 syllablegrow £355,812.00
5 global_egrow £296,496.00
6 moneysaving4you £256,680.00
Total Sales: £3,057,744.00

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CSJ Communications Technology Ltd – China

Chinese company CSJ Communications Technology Ltd run 7 eBay accounts. They use a VAT number registered to a UK company Pocketdeal Ltd. View case study.

User Sales Country UK Stock VAT Number
1 acceleration100 £737,640.00 150540153
2 dailysources £698,832.00 150540153
3 dock_basin £629,628.00 150540153
4 elec-touch £1,220,784.00 150540153
5 fairyledlights £682,320.00 150540153
6 my-elink £1,690,224.00 150540153
7 xd_populargadgets £158,400.00 150540153
Total Sales: £5,817,828.00

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Pbuy Trading Ltd – China

Chinese company Pbuy Trading Ltd run 6 eBay accounts. They use a VAT number registered to UK Individual YAOFENG LIAO of Nice Accounting & Management Ltd.

User Sales Country UK Stock VAT Number
1 leadme-eshop £400,176.00 167313019
2 hotsale-eshop £234,252.00 167313019
3 wholesale-eshop £40,248.00 167313019
4 microbuy £5,400.00 167313019
5 rkmaller £91,956.00 167313019
6 hjb0805 £104,328.00 167313019
Total Sales: £876,360.00

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LL Trading Ltd – China

Chinese Company LL Trading Ltd, has 3 separate eBay seller accounts, using different company names, a fake VAT number, a UK VAT number, different country locations. When approached for a VAT invoice they said their prices didn’t included VAT. View case study.

User Sales Country UK Stock VAT Number
1 mechanic_warehouse £3,663,132.00
2 beautician_boutique £3,031,608.00 15373042
FAKE
3 phone_screen_warehouse £487,392.00
Total Sales: £7,182,132.00

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Guangzhou Taigufeng Electronic Technology Co Ltd – China

Run four eBay accounts. Each accounts has a different company name. besdta_top recently started using VAT number 151403845 and changed their company name to match the VAT registration details; the third company name change in 2 months. In late 2014 besdta_top said they where NOT VAT registered. View case study.

User Sales Country UK Stock VAT Number
1 besdta_top £2,313,324.00 151403845
2 besdata £165,768.00
3 outlet_uk1911 £420,072.00
4 uk_verygood_seller £215,236.00
Total Sales: £3,114,400.00

  • Dipen D

    Have you reported these sellers to eBay as well ? There is an article in the Daily Mirror where ebay has said that they would investigate any sellers which were reported to them – http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/vat-evading-chinese-firms-wiping-4657621

    Obviously, the chances of eBay actually doing anything is minimal – if the HMRC can’t be bothered why should eBay bother ?

    I reported 100 sellers to HMRC 2 years ago and all of them are still trading without VAT numbers and all are fulfilled from the UK and are avoiding VAT.

    I’ve explained on your petition and also on various forums how the fraud is committed and have also explained this to the HMRC – it makes me angry that the HMRC have taken no action. I wouldn’t be surprised if eBay and Amazon contributed to the HMRC coffers for them to turn a blind eye (note this is my personal thought and NOT an allegation)

    I think it will be challenging to get 10,000 people to sign up to this petition as you would need to contact UK eBay sellers directly to make them aware of this petition or get some press coverage.

    • vatfraud

      Yes we have reported these sellers to eBay – they say contact HMRC – which we did.

      The Daily Mirror articles was us too – we worked with Andrew Penman on several articles – http://www.vatfraud.org/about-us/

      We sent the info to our MP who wrote to Lin Homer – CEO of HMRC – got reply saying we should report it to VAT Fraud team.

      We have also been working with Trading Standards – http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/02/02/ebay_vat_tax_hmrc/ – this was us too.

      eBay have refused TS request and said HMRC need to make the request.

      HMRC have done nothing even after being contacted by Trading Standards

      We have a meeting with our MP to discuss the lack of movement by HMRC. It’s now been well over a year since the first report was submitted

      I am trying to go through eBay accounts and contact them directly – just need some more time.

      I’m also thinking about setting up a Change.org petition now

      • Dipen D

        Hi,

        I would like to get in touch with you, can you PM me or let me know how I can contact you ?

        Thanks

  • Bob Keene

    Great site.

    Are you going to post a list of Amazon VAT evading traders on this page?

    It would be nice to see these sellers posted too. Amazon in the past 12/24 months has become over run with overseas sellers, so much so that of course recently the larger press have become aware of this (hence your links to recent articles and your excellent hard work) but there are many overseas sellers with stock in FBA warehouses which are not just simply avoiding VAT registration and paying UK sales VAT, they are also avoiding import VAT & Duty which is another HMRC issue and not just in the UK, these sellers are also trading in other EU Countries using Amazon too (Which of course will be the responsibility for the other EU Countries).

    The invoices which accompany goods more often does not match the “actual value” of the products shipped to Amazon FBA UK – the term they use is “Low balling the value” and because HMRC can not possibly audit an overseas company to check the “payment flow” to the invoice value like they do on a UK company customs import audit – the Duty and VAT will be missed/reduced inwards also landing goods in Amazon’s warehouse pre-cleared through agents in the shipping country and landing here in the UK in FBA warehouses with under declared VAT and DUTY, there will be a small amount picked up at customs on entry (very small percentage considering they have enough problems looking for other issues).

    I wonder if Amazon imported $20,000,000 worth of product over Xmas 2015 from China and duly paid $20,000,000 from their bank account then declared this on invoice (at customs) at $3,000,000 then sold these on their site at full retail value (without any sales VAT) what HMRC would say ? – I know what they would say if UK Sellers did this, this is exactly what is happening but they pass the responsibility back to the sellers in question, hiding behind their insistence that it is the sellers responsibility to account correctly for taxes – it has to be said, why would they want to change things ?

    These sellers pay Amazon fees.
    These sellers fill their Amazon warehouses.
    These sellers are providing tax free product to UK Customers (They sell cheaper to get more sales and Amazon know this).

    A enquiry to one shipping Agent (Who provides a pre-pay VAT/Duty service to direct ship to Amazon) in Shenzhen claimed they ship 2500 packages averaging 20 Kilos to Amazon UK every week for sellers on Amazon in the UK they offer unwritten advice to make the invoice value to be 20-30% of actual value so Duty/Vat is lower.

    There are over 200 agents in Shenzhen alone offering this service.

    Solutions in an ever changing world are often hard to find but if this £130mil from Google is a drop in the ocean compared to the bigger picture of what’s going on in the consumer world of VAT & Duty evasion.

  • Peter

    The data of ebay sellers need upgrade coz they had vat number or closed shop already.