I've got a client who was previously VAT registered as she was over the threshold but went on maternity leave and so de-registered. She only turned over £11k last year so there is no reason for her to be VAT registered.
She said Ebay have told her that, as a business seller, she needs to get proof from HMRC that she doesn't have to be registered. Has anyone else come across this with clients who sell through Ebay? I've searched online and can't see anything that vaguely relates to this and have other clients who sell through Ebay who aren't VAT registered who haven't come to me saying they have an issue. She said Ebay have told her that HMRC know about it and so if we contact them they will know what we are asking for. I find it very difficult to believe that HMRC would put something in writing that says an individual doesn't need to be VAT registered as they have no idea what your current turnover is if you aren't registered.