2. EU To Examine Amazon Tax Affairs

  • The European Commission is to investigate whether Amazon's tax arrangements with Luxembourg are legal under EU laws. 
  • Accusation is that Amazon deal on transfer pricing with Luxembourg government amounts to state aid; Amazon says it received no special treatment. 
  • Commission said Luxembourg did not fully comply with its request for information regarding tax practices is some EU member states.
  • Investigation follows EC outlining similar case against Apple in Ireland and Fiat in Luxembourg last week.