Amazon and eBay evict sellers amid VAT crackdown

Image copyright Getty Images Thousands of overseas sellers have been evicted from online marketplaces in the UK such as Amazon and eBay owing to a tax crackdown. Businesses, mostly from China, sold items including British flags, phones and fake eyelashes but evaded VAT. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) sends notices to online sales sites if it discovers businesses failing to pay the correct VAT. It said that 4,600 sellers have been “red-flagged” in this way. If the hosting sites fail to take action they can be pursued by HMRC for…

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New York parents win legal battle to evict son, 30

Image copyright Reuters A New York couple have won their legal battle to evict their 30-year-old son from home after he refused to leave. During a hearing at the state’s highest court in Syracuse, a judge praised Michael Rotondo’s legal research, but ordered him to leave the house anyway. Justice Donald Greenwood told the son his bid to remain in his parent’s home another six months was “outrageous”. But Mr Rotondo, who legally represented himself, said it was the eviction notice that was outrageous. Image copyright Reuters Image caption Christina…

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