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Electronic Commerce: Taxation

Question for HM Treasury

UIN 126500, tabled on 5 February 2018

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on tax receipts of consumers choosing to buy items online from non-UK domiciled firms.

Answered on

13 February 2018

HMRC has estimated the amount of VAT foregone by sellers on online marketplaces was between £1bn and £1.5bn in 2016-17, and is attributed to both UK-based and overseas sellers.

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Treasury