Retailers calling for web marketplaces to collect Vat for equal playing field

Retailers calling for web marketplaces to collect Vat for equal playing field
Retail Excellence deputy chief executive Lorraine Higgins

Retail Excellence said the government had to make online marketplaces jointly liable for unpaid Vat on goods sold by non-EU suppliers in the next budget

Retailers are lobbying the government to make online marketplaces such as Amazon and eBay responsible for any unpaid sellers’ Vat in the forthcoming budget.

They are facing unfair competition from online sellers outside the EU who are avoiding the 23 per cent Vat that should be charged on sales to Irish customers.

The government has signed up to an EU plan to make online retailers such as Amazon and eBay collect Vat on goods worth under...

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