Amazon paid just £9.7m in corporation tax, despite its UK sales rocketing to £4.7bn, according to its 2013 accounts.
But despite the anomaly, the retailer has paid almost double the tax that it did one year ago, reports Retail Week.
Amazon – understood to report most of its European profit through a tax-exempt Luxembourg partnership – has previously come under fire for its tax affairs.
Last year, the internet giant’s UK business pre-tax profit grew 56 per cent to £17.1m.
In 2012, Amazon was called to the House of Commons to answer questions regarding tax, in front of the Public Accounts Committee.