Tax fraud uncovered in amateur football

A major investigation into tax fraud at the Netherlands’ top 84 amateur football clubs has uncovered some €1m in fraud so far,the AD reports today. Eighteen clubs have been ordered to pay an average of €55,000 per club in back taxes and unpaid social security premiums.

In particular clubs under-declared the amount of VAT they should have paid on bar and café turnover. And clubs which gave top players so-called compensation payments did not levy proper social security premiums on the amount either. The clubs can face a fine as well as the tax bill.
The investigation into the rest of the league is continuing.

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