Amazon pays barely any taxes because it makes barely any profit. And it makes barely any profit because it doesn’t try to, instead preferring to focus on, in the words of CEO Jeff Bezos, “proactively delighting customers” to earn “more business” from those customers. What’s amazing is that this strategy hasn’t just been weathered by the company’s shareholders – who are, presumably, hoping for a profit some day – it’s been positively embraced.
Source: the Guardian. Yes, I jest not, a well-informed and intelligent article in the (loss-making, tax-dodging) Guardian.
Mind you, plenty of the commenters remain immune to the facts.