New fiscal measures that persecuted international shipments (especially those from Asia) managed to rein in a sector that had been on the rise for years. Now eBay, the great historic online selling platform, has reached a deal with the Tax Agency.
eBay and the Tax Administration have reached an agreement of understanding, whereby a system of voluntary collaboration will be put in place to facilitate tax compliance, particularly in the area of indirect taxes on sales made by external sellers.
The move comes in the wake of a controversy that weighed on online commerce with sellers that are not inside the European Union, as many of these external sellers did not charge VAT on their products, which eventually led to a stop in customs.
Through the deal, they explained in a press release, eBay also intends to promote among its sellers greater knowledge about the correct fulfillment of their tax obligations, especially in the case of VAT and other indirect taxes.
eBay had received a cooperation proposal from the Tax Administration from the start, which kept them in contact for a long time, which meant months of negotiations.
The idea is that they can pursue the common goal of fighting tax fraud in electronic commercebut guarantees the protection of sellers operating through its platform.
The agreement will respect data privacy and regulations regarding professional and business secrets at all times (here’s how you buy on Aliexpress, if you have any doubts).
This collaboration, a guarantee from the company, is a sign of eBay’s commitment to supporting transparency and respecting current laws and follows the same type of agreement signed in 2018 with the UK Revenue Agency.
This is the first time an agreement of this kind has been reached, establishing a collaborative relationship with online marketplaces to promote VAT compliance by online sellers.
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