Representatives of Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton deny the fact of violation of law in taxation in light of the publication of “the Paradise Papers”.
Lewis Hamilton involved in a scandal with offshore companies
In 2013, Hamilton has purchased a Bombardier Challenger 605 for 16.5 million pounds through offshore companies.
The purchase documents were designed in such a way that Lewis had fully reimbursed the value added tax for the purchase of the aircraft assets in the amount of 3.3 million pounds.
However, it became known that in business, the plane was used in 66% of cases, and in personal purposes is 33% and the reimbursement of value added tax in this case only for official use only asset.
“Lewis, what the sports star of world scale, pays taxes in many countries. It relies on its team of professional advisers, managers of his Affairs, – said one of the representatives of Hamilton in comments to ESPN. Advisors assured Lewis that the deal was open. Now she has engaged his lawyers.”
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