HMRC reports sharp rise to 246 in footballer tax investigations

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HMRC, the British government tax office, has reported a steep rise in the number of probes into UK footballers' tax affairs, according to figures released today. The figures, released by London-based accountancy firm UHY Hacker Young, show the number of tax probes into individual professional football players for the tax year 2019-20 rose to 246 from just 87 investigations in 2018-19. The UK  premier league players are taxed at 45% on their salaries, yet only 19% on image rights, a disc...

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Christopher Copper-Ind is editor-in-chief of International Investment. Before this, he was editorial director of The Business Year, from 2014 to 2017.