Amazon pays £293m in direct UK tax despite £13.7bn revenue

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Amazon paid out £293m in “direct taxes” on its UK operations in 2019, despite the group’s UK revenue surging to £13.7bn that year.

Amazon’s payment of direct taxes, which includes National Insurance, business rates, stamp duty and corporation tax, rose 33% year on year, which the etailer attributed to headcount growth and increases in accounting profits.

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