Following the owners of a local independent bookshop from the Midlands setting up an online petition to force Amazon to start paying tax on its UK earnings, the company has issued the following statement:
Amazon pays all applicable taxes in every jurisdiction that it operates within.
Amazon EU serves tens of millions of customers and sellers throughout Europe from multiple consumer websites in a number of languages dispatching products to all 27 countries in the EU.
We have a single European Headquarters in Luxembourg with hundreds of employees to manage this complex operation.
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