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Electronic Commerce: VAT

Question for HM Treasury

UIN HL3224, tabled on 3 November 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of recent reports about VAT fraud by online traders operating from abroad, what action they are taking to reduce the extent of such tax evasion, and whether that action will be completed before Christmas in order to protect UK businesses.

Answered on

17 November 2015

HM Revenue and Customs is actively targeting operational and intelligence activity, as well as a range of other options, to tackle this issue.

Answered by

Treasury