In 2012 Amazon's UK subsidiary paid £3.2m in corporate taxes on sales of £4.3bn - a rate of less than 0.1%.
These tax dodging activities aren't illegal but we agree with the MP's who recently attacked these companies calling their accounting shenanigans “immoral”.
Amazon, Google and Starbucks all stand accused of avoiding paying millions of pounds in tax by operating their UK businesses from countries with lower tax rates. What sets Amazon apart though is that their whole business model appears to be built around using tax avoidance as a way to help make their prices among the cheapest online.
For this reason we've singled out Amazon to be the subject of a boycott.