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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading VAT: Tax Evasion remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the amount lost to the Exchequer due to VAT fraud perpetrated by online traders based outside the EU; and what estimate they have made of the proportion of that fraud originating in China. more like this
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Lord Clement-Jones more like this
star this property uin HL17510 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not held. HM Revenue &amp; Customs (HMRC) estimate the tax gap, which encompasses fraud for VAT, excise duties and customs duty. However, it is not possible to produce these estimates for online traders based outside the EU, and for fraud originating in China. Tax gaps for VAT, excise duties and other taxes overall are provided in HMRC’s publication ‘Measuring Tax Gaps’.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC estimate that the tax loss from VAT fraud and error on online marketplaces was between £1 billion and £1.5 billion in 2016/17. The department estimates that overseas sellers contributed to approximately 60% of the VAT loss.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T13:37:53.7Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:37:53.7Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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3396
star this property label Biography information for Lord Clement-Jones more like this
1142437
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading VAT: Tax Evasion remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of China in relation to addressing online VAT fraud; and what steps they are taking as a result. more like this
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Lord Clement-Jones more like this
star this property uin HL17511 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
star this property answer text <p>HM Revenue &amp; Customs (HMRC) have increased their engagement with China Customs through the Fiscal Crime Liaison Officer in Beijing. The engagement is designed to tackle undervaluation fraud, including online VAT fraud, with the help of the Chinese authorities. This has included a memorandum of understanding, set up in 2018, leading to a joint working group and a series of commodity-focused exercises.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, HMRC’s primary focus in tackling the VAT issue has been with the online marketplaces through which those sellers operate, as this has proven to be an effective way of improving their compliance. The Fulfilment House Due Diligence Scheme supports this compliance activity by regulating the sites where overseas sellers store imported goods prior to their sale.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T13:38:21.057Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:38:21.057Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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3396
star this property label Biography information for Lord Clement-Jones more like this
1142438
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading VAT: Tax Evasion remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many penalties they have issued to online traders based outside the EU for VAT fraud; and what was the total value of such penalties. more like this
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Lord Clement-Jones more like this
star this property uin HL17512 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not held. HM Revenue &amp; Customs (HMRC) record the total number and amount of penalties issued to sellers based overseas who operate on online marketplaces, but do not hold separate figures for EU and non-EU sellers.</p><p> </p><p>Up to 29 July 2019, HMRC have issued VAT penalties to a total of 1,059 overseas sellers; the total penalty amount is £34,056,356.39.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T13:36:05.967Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:36:05.967Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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3396
star this property label Biography information for Lord Clement-Jones more like this
1121599
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading VAT: Tax Evasion remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many notices of joint and several liability were issued in the last 12 months in respect of VAT evasion by overseas sellers; and how much stock was seized as a result. more like this
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Lord Lucas more like this
star this property uin HL15250 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
star this property answer text <p>In the year ending 31 December 2018, HM Revenue and Customs issued 3,827 notices of joint and several liability to online marketplaces. These inform the online marketplace that it could be held jointly liable for an overseas seller’s future unpaid VAT. In the vast majority of cases, the receipt of a notice results in the online marketplace removing that seller from its platform. Seizure of stock takes place under separate powers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-04-25T10:49:43.583Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-25T10:49:43.583Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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1879
star this property label Biography information for Lord Lucas more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2018-05-08more like thismore than 2018-05-08
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading VAT: Tax Evasion remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many of the companies named in the dossier given to HMRC by Retailers Against VAT Abuse Schemes have (a) registered for VAT, (b) been investigated and (c) been prosecuted for VAT abuse. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesham and Amersham more like this
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Dame Cheryl Gillan more like this
star this property uin 141661 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-11more like thismore than 2018-05-11
star this property answer text <p>Currently 439 of the online sellers named by Retailers Against VAT Abuse Schemes are registered for VAT. HMRC has risk assessed all of the companies named and as a result 781 are either subject to or awaiting further investigation. The rest have been risk assessed as requiring no further action. There have been no prosecutions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mel Stride more like this
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less than 2018-05-11T12:04:00.413Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-11T12:04:00.413Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Cheryl Gillan more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2018-02-20more like thismore than 2018-02-20
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading VAT: Tax Evasion remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much potential revenue they estimate the Government is losing each year through carousel or missing trader intra-community fraud. more like this
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Lord Faulkner of Worcester more like this
star this property uin HL5614 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-06more like thismore than 2018-03-06
star this property answer text I refer the Hon Member to the answer that I gave on 4 December to the Rt Hon. Baroness Primarolo (HL3403). The information is also available in Chapter 2 of the ‘Measuring Tax Gaps’ publication.[1]<p> </p><p>[1] <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/measuring-tax-gaps" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/measuring-tax-gaps</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-03-06T12:43:48.633Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-06T12:43:48.633Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulkner of Worcester more like this
792463
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unstar this property date less than 2017-11-20more like thismore than 2017-11-20
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading VAT: Tax Evasion remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made for each of the last six financial years of the revenue lost as a consequence of carousel fraud. more like this
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Baroness Primarolo more like this
star this property uin HL3403 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-04more like thismore than 2017-12-04
star this property answer text <p>The latest available estimates of the amount of VAT lost to Missing Trader Intra-Community (MTIC) fraud for the last five years are published annually in the Chapter 2 of the ‘Measuring tax gaps’ publication<sup><sup>[1]</sup></sup>. For 2015-16, this was estimated at £0.5-1 billion.</p><p> </p><p>Further ‘Measuring tax gaps’ online tables are published giving the estimate of the VAT lost to MTIC fraud since 2005-06<sup><sup>[2]</sup></sup>.</p><p> </p><p>The MTIC tax gap estimates includes multiple types of fraud not traditional carousel fraud alone.</p><p> </p><p>The estimates are published as a range to reflect the uncertainty in the estimation of the MTIC tax gap.</p><p> </p><p>[1] <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/measuring-tax-gaps" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/measuring-tax-gaps</a></p><p> </p><p>[2] <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/measuring-tax-gaps-tables" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/measuring-tax-gaps-tables</a></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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star this property file name HMRC-measuring-tax-gaps-2017.pdf more like this
unstar this property title HMRC Measuring Tax Gaps more like this
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star this property file name Copy of HMRC-Measuring-tax-gaps-2017-tables.xlsx more like this
unstar this property title HMRC Measuring Tax Gaps Table more like this
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less than 2017-12-04T15:07:35.853Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-04T15:07:35.853Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Primarolo more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2017-10-23more like thismore than 2017-10-23
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading VAT: Tax Evasion remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what considerations HMRC takes into account when deciding whether or not to pursue a person for VAT evasion. more like this
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Lord Lucas more like this
star this property uin HL2351 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-06more like thismore than 2017-11-06
star this property answer text <p>HMRC always pursues known VAT evasion. HMRC employs a wide range of civil and criminal law approaches to tackle the full spectrum of wrong-doing, taking the most appropriate course of action based on all the intelligence and information available.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-11-06T14:46:58.997Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-06T14:46:58.997Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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1879
star this property label Biography information for Lord Lucas more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2015-12-22more like thismore than 2015-12-22
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading VAT: Tax Evasion remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of their obligation under EU law to prevent VAT evasion. more like this
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Lord Lucas more like this
star this property uin HL4820 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-08more like thismore than 2016-01-08
star this property answer text <p>In considering fraud against European own resources, including VAT collection, the European Court recently clarified in the <em>Taricco</em> judgment that Member States are obliged under EU law (Article 325 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union) to have in place effective and dissuasive criminal penalties against VAT fraud. The UK applies a full range of penalties to address various behaviours from dishonesty and deliberate inaccuracies through to criminal prosecutions for VAT offences.</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Neill of Gatley more like this
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less than 2016-01-08T13:58:00.93Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-08T13:58:00.93Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord O'Neill of Gatley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Lucas more like this