VAT news tagged as "HMRC"

United Kingdom

UK HMRC delays projects on Brexit customs fears

May 13th, 2018

The UK’s tax authorities, HMRC, has delayed 39 of its scheduled 267 ongoing efficiency programmes to ensure it can be ready for Brexit on 29 March 2019. Brexit customs IT upgrades sideline efficiency projects HMRC requested the delays to help ensure its new customs declaration services (CDS) would be Brexit-ready for a January 2019 launch. In …


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UK HMRC Seller VAT fraud eBay and Amazon deal

April 6th, 2018

The UK’s HMRC is to publish in April an agreement it has made with major online marketplaces, including Amazon and eBay, to combat VAT fraud on their websites by sellers. The agreement was committed to following a December 2017 recommendation by the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee, PAC. Any marketplace failing to meet the requirements of …


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UK Making Tax Digital VAT consultation

January 19th, 2018

The UK has released draft regulations for consultation and draft VAT notice for the April 2019 launch of Making Tax Digital (MTD) VAT. A pilot for tax payers, agents and software providers is scheduled to start in April 2018. Making Tax Digital for VAT April 2019 MTD is an ambitious programme to digitize tax records …


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Uber employment appeal loss – £40m VAT risk

November 10th, 2017

Today, the car-sharing ride service, Uber, lost its UK Employment Appeal Tribunal hearing as to whether its drivers are ‘workers’ or self-employed. The ruling, that they are considered workers for employment rights purposes, may encourage HMRC to revise the current position that Uber is not responsible for VAT on rides. This could leave Uber liable …