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VAT


February 16, 2015  12:32 PM

Is VATMOSS a serious VATmess or a storm in a teacup?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
.gov.uk, E-commerce, FSB, VAT, VATMOSS

I have received a number of e-mails asking me to blog on the issues or "do something", but none from those actually engaged in running the businesses supposedly affected. More-over, all the lobbying appears to be behind closed doors. The

December 18, 2014  10:15 AM

Christmas indigestion for online retailers: what is the effect of pan-EU VAT regime?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Brussels, Cross-Border, DPA, EU, European Union, GS1, Ukraine, VAT

If you have not yet read any of the arguments over what the new pan-EU VAT regime means for UK-based on-line retailers (large, small or micro) or are wondering how it will be implemented...


December 31, 2013  11:21 AM

God, not just the Chancellor, was on the side of Amazon. Did Christmas see death of the High Street?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Amazon, Christmas, Debenham, London, On-line, Sales, VAT

I expect the warning from Debenhams as to the impact of poor Christmas sales to be repeated by others as it becomes apparent that this was the not only first time


July 26, 2013  11:33 AM

What is Amazon’s objective? It does not appear to profit from wiping out offline traders?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Amazon, Amazon.com, anti-trust, cartel, growth, Morgan, Recession, VAT

The article today in the Register on Amazon's "profit eating" strategy  raises interesting questions, Why should government's or shareholders, around the world, tolerate a business that wipes out those paying local sales...


June 10, 2013  10:48 AM

How often is it now more expensive on-line – except for tax avoidance?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Luxembourg, Malta, VAT

The latest BRC Cost of Collection Survey coming on top of the


December 31, 2012  4:03 AM

Will 2013 be the year when “putting people first” gets priority over “digital by default”?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cheque, ETICA, HMRC, Online banking, VAT

Four years ago I described how HMG prices the time of those working in the private and voluntary sectors at £zero when making...


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