Amazon paid less UK tax last year

Amazon paid less UK tax last year

Accounts show that Amazon paid less tax in the UK in 2015 than a year earlier despite rising UK sales and a change to its accounting methods following the introduction of the so-called Google Tax, The Bookseller can reveal.

Sales via Amazon.co.uk grew by 8.3% last year to £6.8bn ($9bn) according to the accounts of its US parent. But accounts filed at Companies House for its UK Amazon Services arm, which relates to the company’s fulfilment operation and distribution centres in Britain, show that the company paid just £9.8m in tax to the UK authorities, down from £11.9m a year earlier. The a...

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