Apple paid only £10m tax on £6bn UK earnings

APPLE has become the latest technology company to be accused of avoiding paying tax on UK earnings.


The company is reported to have paid just £10m in UK corporation tax in the last financial year despite earning around £6bn during the same period.


Documents show that Apple’s three main UK subsidiaries paid £10.3m in corporation tax in the year to September 25 2010.


Apple joins Amazon and Google in being accused of avoiding UK tax.


Amazon is being investigated by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) for possible tax avoidance.


Amazon generated sales of around £7.6bn in the UK, but paid no corporation tax on the profit from that revenue line.


Apple was unavailable for comment.


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