@AmazonUK - You Owe Your UK Customers!
  • Petitioned Christopher North

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Managing Director, Amazon.co.uk
Christopher North
HMRC
Dave Hartnett
Chair of Public Accounts Committee
Margaret Hodge

@AmazonUK - You Owe Your UK Customers!

    1. Jonathan Edwards
    2. Petition by

      Jonathan Edwards

      LEEDS, United Kingdom

Amazon made more than £3.3bn in the UK last year but paid no corporation tax on any of the profits! If companies make handsome profits from UK consumers then they should also pay their fair share of tax. 

I'm a book lover (and librarian) and have bought a lot of books on Amazon.co.uk in the past. But I'm really angry discover they're not paying tax when my local library has had to reduce its opening times and many more libraries are under threat because of funding cuts.

Amazon.co.uk should do the right thing and pay the tax they owe rather than disguising what is clearly a profit-making business in the UK as an 'order fulfilment' operation. I certainly won't be buying any more products from them until they start paying the tax they owe to the UK.

I've copied in HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and public accounts committee chair Margaret Hodge to this petition as the Government must crack down on tax dodgers and demand our rightful tax from Amazon. They should not be above the law, ordinary people have to pay their tax and so should they.

 

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    • William Johnson TORQUAY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      I think it is questionally unethical for AMAZON UK to avoid UK tax in this manner.

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    • Dion Gray HOVE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      If we are paying VAT on a product then that should go to the UK government.

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    • Paul Clarke LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      Amazon should pay their fair share. I am a heavy user of Amazon. Think again Amazon.

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    • Owen Wells ILKLEY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      Amazon benefits from UK public services. Its parcels are conveyed on roads paid for by UK taxpayers. If goods are stolen, they are investigated by police paid for by UK tax payers. The lists goes on and on. If Amazon wishes to benefit from services supplied by UK taxpayers, it should pay UK taxes

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    • Melanie Mack WATFORD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      If I'm going to play by the rules, I expect companies I do business with to do the same. By not paying fair tax you're undercutting the schools, roads, hospitals and public services of your customers. Shame on you.

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