Wayne Rooney, Jimmy Carr and other stars win £263m HMRC battle

Pedro Gonçalves
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Wayne Rooney, Arsene Wenger and Jimmy Carr are among a number of celebrities that have won a long-running £263m investment scheme tax battle with the HMRC. The taxman argued the England legend and hundreds of celebrities had benefited excessively from tax relief for the project to build two data centres at Cobalt Business Park. A High Court ruling yesterday found in favour of the 675 investors in the Cobalt scheme, which received tax relief for funding developments trying to stimulate g...

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