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Amazon to escape UK digital services tax that will hit smaller traders

US tech company’s third-party sellers face a 2% rise in the amount they pay

Amazon will not have to pay the UK’s new digital services tax on products it sells directly to consumers but small traders who sell products on its site will face increased charges.

The tax, which aims to get tech companies such as Amazon, Google and Facebook to pay more tax in the UK, is forecast to eventually bring in about £500m annually to the exchequer.

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