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Campaigners welcome Amazon tax decision but say system still needs fixing

Added 04 Oct 2017

Reacting to today’s European Commission decision to hit Amazon with a bill of €250 million in unpaid taxes in Luxembourg, Eurodad, the European Network for Debt and Development, welcomed the move but called for action to fix the system.

“The European Commission's case against Luxembourg and Amazon adds yet another example to the long list of corporations which use loopholes to avoid taxes,” said Tove Maria Ryding, Tax Coordinator at Eurodad. “Whilst we welcome the Commission’s action, it makes no sense to tackle these cases one by one - we need to fix the tax system so that all corporations pay their fair share of taxes in the first place. It's also time to let citizens see how much multinational corporations actually pay in taxes in their countries.”