Uber’s VAT-avoidance means it owes millions to EU states and will face huge cuts to future EU profits

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The 2015 UK Employment Tribunal case that determined that Uber drivers were employees means that Uber will have to give the UK government 16.67% of its drivers’ earnings for Value-Added Tax, going back four or more years (that would be £20M for 2015 alone); and the ruling will likely apply to Uber’s EU-wide rules (because VAT rules are harmonized across the EU) — so not only does Uber owe hundreds of millions to EU governments for the past 4+ years’ earnings, but it will face a 16.67% (or more) reduction to all future earnings.
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