no taxes? no prize. no,thanks.
The BBC News headline: Allan Ahlberg turns down Amazon-sponsored award.
The children’s book author was scheduled to receive a lifetime achievement award at the Booktrust Best Book Awards in the UK. Until he found out who the sponsor was.
In the UK the Amazon issue is taxes: Amazon pays taxes only on its profits, and at a very low rate–which last year amounted to only £4.2 million on sales of £4.3 billion. Read the story to find out why.