Amazon sales tax

Documents leak fingers Amazon among Luxembourg tax offenders, says ICIJ

By Paul St John Mackintosh
November 7, 2014 // 1 Comment

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) claims to have just obtained a trove of leaked documents from the tiny and highly tax-efficient Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, naming Amazon among many name-brand international companies that sought extensive tax concessions by [...]

Nando’s, Amazon, and tax: Who’s the real chicken?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
July 11, 2014 // 1 Comment

In the wake of UK children’s writer Allan Ahlberg’s refusal of the Amazon-sponsored inaugural Booktrust Lifetime Achievement Award – over Amazon’s tax avoidance policies and other issues including the Hachette standoff – The Guardian has been probing into similar tax [...]

Anthony Horowitz: Amazon are evil, their middle name is miseree …

By Paul St John Mackintosh
April 7, 2014 // 1 Comment

Evil stalks the land. Evil. Badness. Wrong. Sin. Naughtiness. And its (their?) name is (are?) not legion, but Amazon. Thus the opening keynote speech by Anthony Horowitz at the London Book Fair’s Publishing for Digital Minds event, as relayed by Digital Book World and a hail of Tweets. What [...]

UK Ethical Consumer mag, MPs call to boycott Amazon

By libertyc
November 30, 2013 // 4 Comments

Now it’s “Boycott Amazon” in the UK. And “the campaign to make Amazon pay a fair rate of tax,” steered by Ethical Consumer magazine, has been joined by a slew of British MPs, according to The Bookseller, including Public Accounts Committee chairman Margaret Hodge [...]

Summer heat turned up on Amazon in UK media

By libertyc
July 3, 2013 // 0 Comments

The UK activism and media heat on Amazon seems to be reaching a fever pitch as temperatures rise, with British newspapers trumpeting the results of a Booksellers Association survey concurrent with the start of Independent Booksellers Week, which purports to show that some 60 percent fewer British [...]

California residents now paying sales tax on Amazon purchases

By libertyc
September 16, 2012 // 0 Comments

Attention California state residents: If you’ve had any Amazon binge-buying purchases in mind, we sincerely hope you took care of them late last week: As of Saturday, September 15, Californians will be required to pay sales tax for any and all purchases from Amazon. Of course, California [...]

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