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    • CHARLIE
    • By CHARLIE 11th Oct 18, 10:43 PM
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    Ebay VAT 20% ?
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    • 11th Oct 18, 10:43 PM
    Ebay VAT 20% ? 11th Oct 18 at 10:43 PM
    I have just realised I have been paying 20% VAT on my selling account (EBAY). I can't understand the paper work on ebay. Can anyone explain please. I am not a business seller and only post to the UK. Ebay have said I can fill in an exempt form is this right ? can anyone advise please.
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    • ballisticbrian
    • By ballisticbrian 11th Oct 18, 11:16 PM
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    • 11th Oct 18, 11:16 PM
    It's easier to tell you what you don't pay VAT on in the UK than what you do.
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    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 12th Oct 18, 7:22 AM
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    • 12th Oct 18, 7:22 AM
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    • 12th Oct 18, 7:22 AM
    I have just realised I have been paying 20% VAT on my selling account (EBAY). I can't understand the paper work on ebay. Can anyone explain please. I am not a business seller and only post to the UK. Ebay have said I can fill in an exempt form is this right ? can anyone advise please.
    Originally posted by CHARLIE
    You pay VAT on services/goods when they are supplied by a company/person who is registered for VAT.

    When you go into John Lewis, you are paying VAT on the items you buy, when you pay your mobile phone bill you are paying VAT to the mobile phone company.....why do you think eBay is different?
    • ballisticbrian
    • By ballisticbrian 12th Oct 18, 8:38 AM
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    • 12th Oct 18, 8:38 AM
    Maybe you are referring to the fact that they stopped charging VAT on private accounts when they moved their UK headquarters to Luxemburg to avoid paying tax allegedly, but due to BREXIT companies are having to move back which is why tax revenue in the UK is rapidly going up at the moment.
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    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 12th Oct 18, 8:53 AM
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    • 12th Oct 18, 8:53 AM
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    • 12th Oct 18, 8:53 AM
    Maybe you are referring to the fact that they stopped charging VAT on private accounts when they moved their UK headquarters to Luxemburg to avoid paying tax allegedly, but due to BREXIT companies are having to move back which is why tax revenue in the UK is rapidly going up at the moment.
    Originally posted by ballisticbrian
    It wasn't due to Brexit that eBay changed how they charge VAT, it was because they should not have been reversing charging individuals in the first place.
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    • By ballisticbrian 12th Oct 18, 8:55 AM
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    It wasn't due to Brexit that eBay changed how they charge VAT, it was because they should not have been reversing charging individuals in the first place.
    Come on, literally everything is due to BREXIT, everyone knows that.
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    • By forgotmyname 12th Oct 18, 10:28 AM
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    Damn Brexit... Caused it to rain today
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    Damn Brexit... Caused it to rain today
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    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 12th Oct 18, 11:20 AM
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    Come on, literally everything is due to BREXIT, everyone knows that.
    Originally posted by ballisticbrian
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    • RFW
    • By RFW 12th Oct 18, 11:01 PM
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    I have just realised I have been paying 20% VAT on my selling account (EBAY). I can't understand the paper work on ebay. Can anyone explain please. I am not a business seller and only post to the UK. Ebay have said I can fill in an exempt form is this right ? can anyone advise please.
    Originally posted by CHARLIE
    An exempt form is for someone who would be exempt from paying VAT in the UK, you aren't one, so no, they aren't right.

    Posting to the UK only is not relevant, the VAT is charged on Ebay's fees, nothing to do with what or how you sell.
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    • By This Year 13th Oct 18, 8:01 PM
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    Ebay have said I can fill in an exempt form is this right ?
    Originally posted by CHARLIE
    eBay cs will swear that donkeys can fly if it will get you off the phone.
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