Amazon UK bans incentivised reviews

Amazon have just updated their Review policy on Amazon UK & EU. No more free giveaways in exchange for a review. Chinese  Seller using this technique to boost their product ranking and sales.  Seem's like Amazon are taking review manipulation seriously.  Shame...

Budget March 2016 – Our Response

Having campaigned about on-line VAT Fraud for the past 2 years, it’s welcome news that our campaign is finally on the political agenda and steps are being made to solve the issues. George Osborne announced a series of measures to combat online VAT Fraud in the March...

ddddadi – still trading

We reported this seller to HMRC VAT Fraud team in 2014. They are still trading. HMRC has gifted this seller at least £1000,000 in unpaid VAT so far. That’s 4.5% of the total £22.5m budget HMRC have allocated to tackle this fraud over the next 5 years Case Study eBayer...

besdata_top1 – still trading

We reported this seller to HMRC VAT Fraud team in 2014. They are still trading. With Just one of the eBay accounts HMRC has gifted this seller at least £1500,000 in unpaid VAT so far. That’s 6.6% of the total £22.5m budget HMRC have allocated to tackle this fraud over...

HMRC Incompetence

HMRC has shown a woeful lack of understanding of the scale and risk of VAT fraud now being committed by Chinese and Non EU NETPs on eBay and Amazon. In July 2014 we handed our detailed report to HMRC VAT Fraud Team and Lin Homer, the CEO of HMRC. We were extremely...

TOMTOP – removed 2017

We reported this seller to HMRC VAT Fraud team in 2014 . HMRC finally took action against them in the summer of 2017. HMRC has gifted this seller at least £4,000,000 in unpaid VAT That’s 17% of the total £22.5m budget HMRC have allocated to tackle this fraud over the...

my-elink – removed in 2016

We reported this seller to HMRC VAT Fraud team in 2014. Their accounts were removed in 2016. HMRC has gifted this seller at least £2,000,000 in unpaid VAT. That’s 9% of the total £22.5m budget HMRC have allocated to tackle this fraud over the next 5 years Case Study...

caseway – removed 2016

We reported this seller to HMRC VAT Fraud team in 2014. Their account was removed in 2016. HMRC has gifted this seller at least £300,000 in unpaid VAT. That’s 1.3% of the total £22.5m budget HMRC have allocated to tackle this fraud over the next 5 year Case Study...

electronic-king-inc – removed 2017

We reported this seller to HMRC VAT Fraud team in 2014 . They finally stopped trading in the UK in 2017 HMRC has gifted this seller at least £5,000,000 in unpaid VAT. That’s 22% of the total £22.5m budget HMRC have allocated to tackle this fraud over the next 5 years....

aclubuk – removed in 2016

We reported this seller to HMRC VAT Fraud team in 2014. Their accounts where removed in 2016. HMRC has gifted this seller at least £300,000 in unpaid VAT. That’s 1.3% of the total £22.5m budget HMRC have allocated to tackle this fraud over the next 5 year. Case Study...

wedo-bestdeal – removed 2017

We reported this seller to HMRC VAT Fraud team in 2014 . HMRC finally took action against them in 2017. HMRC has gifted this seller at least £1,184,406 in unpaid VAT. That’s 5% of the total £22.5m budget HMRC have allocated to tackle this fraud over the next 5 years....

photodirect – removed 2016

We reported this seller to HMRC VAT Fraud team in 2014 . They finally stopped trading in late 2016. HMRC has gifted this seller at least £6,680,000 in unpaid VAT That’s 29.7% of the total £22.5m budget HMRC have allocated to tackle this fraud over the next 5 years....

NETPS & The Law

From 1 December 2012, all Non-established taxable persons (NETPs) (HMRC VATREG37000), supplying goods located in the UK are required to register for UK VAT when they make their first supply of goods or services here, regardless of the value. There is no VAT threshold...

Market Research – iPad Cases on eBay

The Daily Mirror ran several stories about Chinese eBay sellers taking over the UK iPad Case market. Here are the articles from the Daily Mirror: VAT evading Chinese firms are wiping out British business These Chinese sellers on eBay should be paying VAT - so why are...

Market Research – iPads & Tablets on eBay

The iPads/Tablets & eBook Readers category of eBay is one of the hottest selling categories on eBay. £6,424,066 or 29,491 iPads were sold on eBay.co.uk in December 2014. £3,283,941 or 58,461 Android Tablets were sold on eBay.co.uk in December 2014. iPads &...

Market Research – Cameras on eBay

eBay Camera category clearly illustrates how VAT Evading NETPs have taken over eBay.co.uk. Camera Market Share Top 10 sellers of cameras on eBay.co.uk : User Montly Camera Sales Total Annual Sales of All Products Country UK Stock VAT Number #1 britishdeals £521,472...