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.
pay corporation tax in the UK
Because multinational corporations like Amazon - having made handsome net profits through the activities of its consumers in the UK - ought to be helping toward the UK's infrastructure. They ought not disguise what is clearly a profit-making business in the UK as an 'order fulfilment' operation.