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HMRC Targeting Small UK Internet Companies (Not Large US Ones?)

HMRC is preparing the ground to get more intrusive investigation powers on small UK companies selling over the internet, some using Ebay or Paypal. As part of an equal playing field in tax this might be alright. But the impression … Continue reading

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UK customer + UK paying + UK money + UK goods + UK services + UK advertised + UK delivered + UK used = 0.3% UK tax.

The “Mirror” newspaper reports that 6 US companies with UK sales estimated at £14.3bn paid just £41.3m in UK tax, or 0.3%. UK sales figures for Apple, Google, Starbucks, Amazon, Ebay and Facebook were estimated. This is because they use, … Continue reading

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UK Selling Visas on eBay?

In another “What do we get for our tax?” piece I was interested as a tax barrister in proposals for the UK to auction off visas to wealthy visitors to settle. Criticised by some as an Ebay culture. In evidence … Continue reading

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