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
- 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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