Commonwealth Games launch tax exemption for athletes

Finally, international athletes are granted an income tax exemption for the Glasgow Grand Prix and the Commonwealth Games. The exemption only covers the two international events for this year but this has surely got to be the first steps towards a permanent strategy by HMRC. Usain Bolt represents the highest profile name of the athletic world to have spoken out against the UK tax system. It seems that even he has neither the speed or the inclination to out run HMRC. Until now, HMRC have imposed a levy on visiting athletes’ sponsorship, endorsement earnings and appearance fees. Some athletes actually
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