Amazon wins court battle over €250m tax bill

Amazon has won a legal appeal in the European General Court over an order it had to pay €250 million worth of back taxes to Luxembourg.

Amazon had been accused of receiving a preferential tax deal with Luxembourg which the EU said violate state aid rules.

According to the General Court, the European Commission did not prove to the requisite legal standard that there was an undue reduction of the tax burden of a European subsidiary of the Amazon group.

The court overturned a 2017 ruling by the commission, which found that the tech giant’s 2006 tax deal with Luxembourg's government counted as illegal state support.

Retail Systems has reached out to Amazon for comment on the ruling.

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