Amazon's billion-dollar tax shield
Posted at 1:02PM Monday 10 Dec 2012
In 2005, Amazon rented a historic five-storey building in Luxembourg's Grund quarter, right at the bottom of a steep rock-walled valley below the old town.
By setting up in Luxembourg, and channelling sales through its units there, the world's biggest online retailer could minimize corporate taxes.
It was a move with big financial consequences.
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