Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Taiye Taiwo Hit With €1 million Tax Fraud Charges; May Lose Mansion

Former Super Eagles left-back Taiye Taiwo has been hit with tax fraud charges of over 1 million Euros in France, and could lose his Marseille mansion. A Marseille court has already started judicial proceeding to seize his mansion based in Allauch, a French community situated east of Marseille and put at €600,000. 

Serious matter! But why do these celebs evade tax when they know they would be fished out one way or the other? We've had Wesley Snipes, Lauryn Hill and a host of others get locked up because of tax evasion.

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According to findings of the French fiscal authorities, Taiye Taiwo defaulted in the payment of income taxes in 2008 and 2009 as well as property taxes in 2011 on his 900m2 home, which they say will be auctioned at €200,000, three times lower than its market value. Taiwo, is said to owe €1,025,000 in taxes, but can apply through his lawyer for instalment or delayed payment if he is not financially fit to settle at the moment. The 28-year-old defender who was not present at the tax office is yet to respond to the charges, played six seasons at Olympique Marseille between 2005 and 2011 before joining Italian giants AC Milan and he recently joined Turkish side Bursaspor and currently earns €2 million per annum.

 A Marseille court has already started judicial proceeding to seize his mansion based in Allauch, a French community situated east of Marseille and put at €600,000. 

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