German tax service turns against Chinese online stores

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According to the Daily Handblatt, citing sources in this field, the German tax authorities seized goods and accounts of approximately 100 Chinese online retailers trading through Amazon.com Inc in Germany due to the non-payment of sales taxes, .

The investigation is conducted by the tax service Berlin-Neukoelln, which is responsible for the registration of Chinese goods in China with value added tax (VAT), the document says. Berlin officials declined to comment.