BBC: EU Sues Amazon Over Back Taxes

The Amazon logo is seen behind barbed wire at the company’s logistic center in Rheinberg,Germany. The European Union is telling member state Luxembourg to get $295 million in back taxes from Amazon in Brussels’ latest regulatory move targeting U.S. tech companies accused of tax avoidance, it was reported on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017.
The Amazon logo is seen behind barbed wire at the company's logistic center in Rheinberg,Germany. The European Union is telling member state Luxembourg to get $295 million in back taxes from Amazon in Brussels’ latest regulatory move targeting U.S. tech companies accused of tax avoidance, it was reported on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File
The Amazon logo is seen behind barbed wire at the company’s logistic center in Rheinberg,Germany. The European Union is telling member state Luxembourg to get $295 million in back taxes from Amazon in Brussels’ latest regulatory move targeting U.S. tech companies accused of tax avoidance, it was reported on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017.
The Amazon logo is seen behind barbed wire at the company's logistic center in Rheinberg,Germany. The European Union is telling member state Luxembourg to get $295 million in back taxes from Amazon in Brussels’ latest regulatory move targeting U.S. tech companies accused of tax avoidance, it was reported on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File

BBC: EU Sues Amazon Over Back Taxes

The European Union has ordered the internet giant Amazon to pay almost $300 million in back-taxes to Luxembourg.

Officials say Amazon has benefited from illegal tax deals for nearly a decade, and that most of the company’s profits in Europe have not been taxed. The BBC’s Alexander Griffiths has been listening in to the EU’s judgement, and brings us this report.