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Uber faces UK tax challenge

LONDON, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc says the UK is seeking to classify the company as a transportation provider, potentially opening it up to new tax charges that could hamper its business, according to UK accounts filings in recent days.

The U.S. ride-sharing company says its could face 20% VAT on gross booking fees - the amount passengers pay -- or on its service fees charged to drivers.

Reporting by Tom Bergin Editing by David Goodman

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