US Newspapers – ‘complete hypocrite’ gary lineker blasted over tax affairs

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US Newspapers – ‘complete hypocrite’ gary lineker blasted over tax affairs
Published 0434 EST, 10 November 2017 Updated 0458 EST, 10 November 2017 Gary Linekerpictured at the GQ Men Of The Year Awards in London on September 8 sold his Barbados holiday home but didnt need to pay stamp duty, the Paradise Papers revealGary Lineker has been branded a complete hypocrite as he was named in the Paradise Papers for using an offshore firm to buy his £2.2million Barbados home. The multimillionaire Match Of The Day host and outspoken luvvie received a kicking from fans after brushing off concerns about his financial affairs. Replying to a Twitter user who asked if he was concerned about featuring in the latest financial leak, he said Ill sleep very soundly. I rather doubt Ill be mentioned as I happily pay my taxes. Thanks for your concern. But after details emerged of him selling a home in Barbados via an offshore firm to avoid UK tax he was savaged by fans, who branded him a typical smug champagne socialist. Kev McGuinness said‏ Man of the people Gary Lineker defending the tax arrangements on the sale of a luxury Barbados home. Hes clearly one of us champagnesocialist. And Lee Cowap wrote‏ Please help my uncle, lives in Barbados. Has Parkinsons. No money in the economy there due to offshore companies. The Labour supporting former England and Spurs star used a British Virgin Islands firm to buy the £2.2million mansion, allowing him to avoid tax when he sold it. Stamp duty is only payable in Barbados when a home is sold but if it is bought via an offshore company like Lineker chose to do, it is possible to avoid paying the levy altogether. The islands property register was among the millions of documents leaked to the international press earlier this week in a bid to shine the light on the methods used by the rich and famous to avoid paying tax. A representative for the Walkers ambassador told The Guardian there had been no tax irregularity. Gary Lineker owned a luxurious property on the exclusive Royal Westmoreland Golf and Country Club development in Barbados after snapping up a fivebedroom mansion in 2005 Ill sleep very soundly The BBC Sport anchorman tweeted just three days earlier that he doubted he would be mentioned in the Paradise Papers leak as he happily pays his taxes They said the sale had been declared to HMRC and all taxes due in the UK and abroad on the sale of the company had been paid in full. But the methods will smart with homeowners in the UK who have to pay up to 5 per cent in stamp duty for a home of up to £925,000.Linekers followers likened the legal tax loophole to those used by giants Starbucks and Apple. One said He didnt buy it though he used a BVI registered company to buy it and so avoid paying stamp duty.‘The only reason for doing so is to avoid the tax that would have been used to benefit the local community. The lack of moral compass is obvious Apple and Starbucks same dodgers. One user dubbed him a typical smug champagne socialist while James Dawson‏ said The issue is about him being a complete hypocrite hard to be left wing and then use tax loopholes that normal people would struggle to use. Neil wrote‏ You absolute hypocrite If people like you didnt cheat the system then maybe all these asylum problems etc. you support could be supported You’re rotten to the core. Utterly ashamed of yourself. And another commenter wrote Gary Lineker. Crisp munching voice of the downtrodden proletariat. A man who views whether to install an indoor swimming pool in his home as an act of political struggle against the evil capitalists. After details emerged of him selling a home in Barbados via an offshore firm to avoid UK tax he was savaged by fans, who branded him a typical smug champagne socialistThe host hit back by Tweeting that the sale of the house was declared to HMRC and all taxes due in the UK and abroad had been paid in full. But that didnt wash with some of his followers. One person replied A man with an opinion on everything for the poor, bring in immigrants and a real leftie. And doe…

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