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Amazon - any chance of paying your UK tax ?

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In reply to an earlier post on 15 Nov 2012, 11:33:04 GMT
Adamo says:
All big companies do it these days, its just how it is. They have our government by the short and curlies due to how many people they employee, of which those employees will pay taxes you have to remember, so the government still gets something out of it, just not from the companies themselves."

That's not it at all. The jobs were already there when they were provided by smaller companies that paid tax. Infact there are less jobs/businesses now, and the money that went to the state now goes to Amazon shareholders, most of whom aren't British of course.

It's corrupt, plain as day. There is no benefit to our society.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Nov 2012, 11:34:23 GMT
Adamo says:
"Amazon maybe are screwing the UK out of tax but doesn't the Governments screw us taxed twice on petrol, bonuses expenses and so on."

Wake me when you work out what the difference is.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Nov 2012, 11:34:57 GMT
Adamo says:
Who makes the rules?

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Nov 2012, 12:02:39 GMT
R M. A. Vose says:
I have stopped , also Boots the Chemist, Starbucks et al. Hit them where it hurts and save yourself some money in this consumer obsessed age.

Posted on 15 Nov 2012, 12:09:41 GMT
Disgraceful that a company such as Amazon are not paying the right amount of tax. Just because it is not illegal does not mean it is not immoral or unethical.

Posted on 15 Nov 2012, 12:15:02 GMT
C. Naughton says:
yes there should pay tax but remember there have staff and warhouses over here and it would be just as easy for them to move them abroad and than people would be out of work so it devil or the deep blue see and people would still buy off them

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Nov 2012, 12:49:39 GMT
Angela says:
According to The Mail online "Margaret Hodge is now likely to face questions over the limited tax paid by Stemcor, the steel trading company of which she is a shareholder and which was founded by her father and is run by her brother.
Analysis of Stemcor's latest accounts in today's Daily Telegraph show that the business paid tax of just £163,000 on revenues of more than £2.1billion in 2011.
However, it is not known whether the company - which made profits of £65million - used tax avoidance measures similar to those criticised in the past by Mrs Hodge."

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Nov 2012, 14:49:29 GMT
The Mail can't huff and puff too much over this - they is owned non domiciled UK resident (ie someone who lives in the UK but for tax purposes is registered abroad)

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Nov 2012, 20:45:44 GMT
dawnsgifts says:
who cares when your getting a bargin!

Posted on 15 Nov 2012, 21:07:09 GMT
Atarian says:
Amazon are not in business for the fun of it, they exist ONLY to make profit. By legally avoiding all unnecessary costs the executives of the company are simply doing their jobs. If politicians want companies like Amazon to pay more tax they need to do their jobs and put legislation in place to ensure they do, they are the only ones that have the power. Unfortunately it is easier to bleat about it in the media than to get of their fat arses and do something about it. If politicians did their jobs as well as Amazon's accounts/legal department do theirs we wouldn't be having this conversation.

Posted on 15 Nov 2012, 21:37:34 GMT
No tax = cheaper products :D fine by me

Posted on 4 Dec 2012, 14:07:24 GMT
Last edited by the author on 4 Dec 2012, 14:07:38 GMT
If the tax system allows for these loopholes, why wouldn't anybody or any company make the most of it? Why would you want to pay more tax than you are legally obliged to? Companies such as Amazon, Google, Starbucks may be ethically wrong in 'dodging' tax but they are not breaking any law. If I was in such a position and were able to dodge paying taxes, then I would.

Posted on 4 Dec 2012, 15:34:06 GMT
I am not looking for fairness ...it doesn't exist in this world, but I will use Amazon only as last choice for buying things unless they pay reasonable tax in the UK (and other EU countries)

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Dec 2012, 17:11:36 GMT
Nannie Jack says:
No explanation necessary, they know the loopholes available to mega companies. We can't change it but lets hope the government can. I am in business and are no loopholes for me, taxman says pay I have no choice!!! Jackie

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Dec 2012, 17:21:10 GMT
Don't see too many others, or indeed any of you lot, saying: 'I'd like to pay some more tax please'...

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Dec 2012, 17:35:31 GMT
Good luck to Amazon, politicians will only waste our money. And Amazon creates thousands of new jobs too!
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