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VAT Issues for Online Sellers and Marketplaces


The Centurion team were delighted to support an initiative by Ruth Davies founder of the home of Luxury Welsh Craftsmanship Online company - First of March - as a part of the Wales Week in London initiative to help and support the growth of businesses across Wales. Working with Hugh James we’ve contributed a VAT session to complement the series of Digital Dilemma Business sessions that the excellent Hugh James advisory team have put together which cover four areas of Legal and VAT areas for businesses operating in the sector to gather knowledge on. The VAT session Digital Dilemma Series: How to sell Your Goods Online - The Legal Way - VAT on Vimeo is available here and you can review all of the other recordings through this link.

As well as these recorded sessions there is a live Q&A session available to book onto for the 4th March, details of which are here where the Hugh James and Centurion Specialists are available to address concerns raised by businesses. If you’d like to submit your question for the panel in advance just log on and register.

With the plans for the new Ecommerce VAT rules coming in from the 1st July it’s an area not without its complexities on the VAT front so it would be advisable for Online Retailers and Online Marketplaces across the UK to start to get to grips with the VAT implications for their businesses which selling goods B2C (business to consumer) and selling digital services online as these rules introduce new Import One Stop Shop and Non-Union One Stop Shop regimes.

Centurion – here for when VAT gets complicated – which is certainly the case in this regard. Please do note that this session was recorded in February 2021 and with the speed of change across the sector you should ensure that you take appropriate advice at any future date to ensure the impact of any further VAT changes that could arise before 1st July 2021.

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