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Online Sales Tax: Policy Consultation

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Consultation on an online sales tax to gather evidence and inform government policy on the proposal.

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Consultation description

This is an open consultation, exploring the proposal for an online sales tax (OST) as a means to rebalance the taxation of the retail sector between online and in-store retail. Questions exist over many areas of any potential OST. These include the different forms an OST could take and how to define an online sale reflecting the range of transaction, delivery, and collection options.

This consultation explores these issues and the potential impacts of an OST to help the government assess the case for and against implementing such a tax.

Stakeholders can submit views by email to: or by post to: Corporate Tax Team, 1 Yellow, HM Treasury, 1 Horse Guards Road, London, SW1A 2HQ.  Otherwise, stakeholders can download and use the response form available below to submit views.


Online sales tax: Assessing an option to help rebalance taxation of the retail sector

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Published 25 February 2022