Amazon paid only about 6.8 million euros in corporate tax in the United Kingdom in 2019, while it sold about 14.7 billion euros worth of goods there.

This is evident from documents published by the British government organization Companies House.

Amazon paid just 3 percent more tax in 2019 than in 2018, while profits increased by more than a third.

The company benefited greatly from the corona crisis because people started shopping on the Internet more.

The web giant itself says it pays so little tax because the profit it makes isn't high either.

"The amount you have to pay in corporate tax is based on your profit and not your sales," the company said in a statement.

"Our profit is still low given the competitive market in which we operate and the investments we make."

It's not the first time Amazon has been compromised for the tax it pays.

In France, the company passed a tax increase on to sellers using the service last year, while the tax increase was intended to improve the competitive position of small businesses.

Furthermore, it was announced in April that Amazon received 294 million euros in tax benefits in Europe in 2019.