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Amazon’s UK business paid £11.9m in tax last year

Amazon’s UK business paid just £11.9m in tax last year, despite its Luxembourg unit taking £5.3bn of sales from British shoppers without being subject to UK tax.

The group’s UK sales increased by 14% to £5.3bn but its UK subsidiary Amazon.co.uk Limited made a profit of £34.4m and paid tax of £11.9m, according to results filed at Companies House reported by the Guardian.

The UK accounts said Amazon.co.uk Limited does not sell to UK shoppers, as its Luxembourg business fulfils that role. The UK subsidiary is said to provide “fulfilment and corporate support services” to Luxembourg.

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  • Amazon's argument is that it provides lots of logistics jobs in the UK and these employees are paying tax.

    That is true - however in order for Amazon to operate - they need these employees to do this job. Therefore it is a false argument.

    Government needs to take action. No wonder councils have no money to spend.

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