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In September 2018, Ethical Consumer viewed an article on The Guardian website titled 'Amazon ordered to repay €250m by EU over 'illegal tax advantages'' and dated to October 2017. The article stated:

"Amazon has been ordered to repay €250m (£222m) in illegal state aid to Luxembourg, as EU authorities continue their campaign against sweetheart deals that help the biggest corporations slash their tax bills....

The commission said Amazon had benefited from an illegal tax deal granted by the Luxembourg authorities that allowed the company to artificially reduce its tax bill by €250m from 2006 to 2014. The company has been ordered to repay the full amount plus interest."

The company therefore lost half a mark under Tax Conduct.


Amazon ordered to repay €250m by EU over 'illegal tax advantages' (4 October 2017)