Amazon says EU court agrees it had no special Luxembourg tax treatment

EU court rules annulling an EU order to Amazon to pay about $303.28mln

  

BRUSSELS - Amazon on Wednesday welcomed an EU court ruling annulling an EU order to Amazon to pay about 250 million euros ($303.28 million) in back taxes to Luxembourg.

"We welcome the Court's decision, which is in line with our long-standing position that we followed all applicable laws and that Amazon received no special treatment," the online retailer said in a statement.

"We're pleased that the Court has made this clear, and we can continue to focus on delivering for our customers across Europe."

(Reporting by Foo Yun Chee, editing by Louise Heavens) ((foo.yunchee@thomsonreuters.com; +32 2 287 6844; Reuters Messaging: foo.yunchee.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

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