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According to collected data, the scale of VAT fraud on the Polish market in the business of selling smartphone is ok. 30-200 million dollars per year only on the Polish market.

Some of the most common ways of scams:

  •         Not draining of the VAT by shops and retailers operating in the country
  •         Squeeze the customs value of the imported products
  •         Taking part in the shops. Carousel VAT

Causes include:

  •         Large retailers, auction portals shops you
  •         Unrealistic prices obtained by the part of the sellers-too good from the competition? Check out 2 times!
  •         No warranty in case of bankruptcy/forfeiture of the company that sold You the phone
  •         The possibility of a warning about where tax payable by the Customs office or the tax office after completion of the transaction (even many months after its implementation)
  •         The possibility of the origin of the phone with unknown/illegal source
  •         Theft of sensitive data you provide the store when making a sale

How can I protect myself against not honest seller?

  •         Verify the location of the seller – whether his company is legally registered in the country (you can confirm on https://ems.ms.gov.pl/ or https://prod.ceidg.gov.pl/) or in Europe (confirmation the legality depends on the then country, but you can for example. check out his NIP EU on the http://ec.europa.eu)
  •         Verify whether the seller shall issue a full VAT 23% or fiscal receipts (Invoice VAT 23% need to verify even if you don't need
  •         Check how and where is the warranty on your phone
  •         Use the secure payment PayU TPay or PayPal (najbezpieczeniejszy)
  •         Check if other vendors, the existing long on the market, to obtain similar prices to the prices offered by the seller (misuse of VAT may suggest a reduction of up to the amount of tax to 23%)
  •         Avoid buying in companies with multiple entities eg. s.k. c. n. c, s.k. s.r.o, SP. z o.o. where is owned by another entity (often foreign)
  •         Avoid the stores with 100% positive feedback

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