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Default Can AZ see company directors?

Did a search for this but results were not clear.
I want to form a company (UK) but will AZ see my details as a director, or ask for them?
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Default Re: Can AZ see company directors?

I'm sure if they wanted to they can. thats all in public database. the real question is do they look into a company, which i don't think they do.

i think they just verify against irs for tax purposes
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Default Re: Can AZ see company directors?

Yes can can see it if they want to. It just takes a simple companies house search. If they do or not is another matter, but when it comes to Amazon I would not be surprised if they did
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Default Re: Can AZ see company directors?

Is there a way around it?
(should I repost this in subscribers section?)
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Default Re: Can AZ see company directors?

You can hide address, but the director name and DOB will nearly always be visible.
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Default Re: Can AZ see company directors?

Why cant you trade as a sole trader, use a trading as name and then you aren't searchable.
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Default Re: Can AZ see company directors?

I really need to shield my personal income for tax purposes so a ltd co is really the only way to go for me.

Also the utr AZ asks for, for a sole trader would link straight back to me wouldn't it?
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Default Re: Can AZ see company directors?

Amazon UK on sign up will ask for scanned copies of your companies documents, proof of address of the company. This will also request passports of companies directors and a utility bill. By the way a Ltd company will still have taxes to pay and if the company is run in a fraudulent way, i.e. tax avoidance then HMRC can pursue the directors with criminal charges.
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Default Re: Can AZ see company directors?

No issue at all with paying taxes on company profit.
My personal stuff /tax threshold just needs to be kept where it is.

But thanks for the info.
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Default Re: Can AZ see company directors?

Wouldn't link back to you as you open the account with a made up utr BUT that doesn't mean you don't pay tax. It MUST be paid, by giving the made up UTR it just allows you to have multiple accounts
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Default Re: Can AZ see company directors?

As I said I'm perfectly happy paying tax. I'm not talking about tax avoidance.
My issue is, can I set up a company with myself as director... then put someone else's details (someone who is willing to give ID etc.) as 'person of contact'.

Will I get linked?

Also, does the stealth utr thing really work?
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Wouldn't link back to you as you open the account with a made up utr BUT that doesn't mean you don't pay tax. It MUST be paid, by giving the made up UTR it just allows you to have multiple accounts
Does Amazon not check the UTR with HMRC?
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Default Re: Can AZ see company directors?

isn't the best way to just proceed with a personal account where you opt to just "sell a little" then you only need to supply 2 forms of proof usually Drivers License/Passport and Utility Bill.

But interesting question by Zaidy88 Id like to know if Amazon do check the UTR number with HMRC.
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Default Re: Can AZ see company directors?

I would suspect they cannot check a UTR number as this is confidential information at HMRC. I know that the passport database and the driving licence database companies can subscribe to this to verify information. However foreign passports, i.e. outside Spain,Italy,UK,France,Germany I would suspect they have no chance of verifying this is why they ask for scanned copies.
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Default Re: Can AZ see company directors?

slightly off topic but ..

my brother signed up a new AZ account recently ( but NOT AZ in UK rather in U.S.A. ) and for registration inputting your bank acc details, theres a blank space for "Drivers License" (such as entering address / zip / etc. but ALSO "Drivers License" ) never seen this before. did anyone else see this step ?
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