In October 2015 Ethical Consumer viewed Opensecrets.org and found that in the election cycle of 2014, Amazon had contributed $378,647 to political candidates: $163,921 to democrats and $116,525 to republicans. The company had spent $4,940,000 on lobbying in 2014 and $3,456,8361in 2013. The top issues it had lobbied on were taxes, computers & information tech, consumer product safety, copyright, patent & trademark, and aviation.
In August 2016 Ethical Consumer viewed Amazons 2015 10-K filing for the US Securities and Exchange Commission. This showed that the company was incorporated in Delaware, considered a tax haven by Ethical Consumer at the time of writing. The filing exhibit 21.1 also included a list of eleven subsidiaries all of which were based in jurisdictions on Ethical Consumers list of tax havens at the time of writing, including Amazon Europe Holding Technologies SCS, located in Luxembourg. Amazon recieved Ethical Consumer's worst ranking for likely use of tax avoidance strategies.