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EU will continue Amazon tax probe despite change to sales reporting

The European Commission will continue its investigation into Amazon's tax arrangements in Luxembourg, despite Amazon's announcement that it has begun booking revenue in individual European companies. 27 May 2015

Amazon begins to book revenues in separate countries in what expert says is response to regulatory pressure

E-commerce giant Amazon has begun booking revenue in individual European companies, a move that tax expert Heather Self of Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind, said is probably influenced by upcoming regulatory changes. 26 May 2015

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OECD head challenges 'extremely aggressive' tax planning by multinational technology companies

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Expertise in Corporate Tax

Over the last few years the pressure to increase tax revenues has led to continued complex changes to tax legislation, coupled with a more aggressive approach to tax planning from HMRC. Our team of lawyers, accountants and former HMRC officers gives us a broad perspective and enables us to guide you through the maze of complex rules to help you achieve your business objectives.

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