At 9 o’clock this morning, the Frankfurt district prosecutors’ office and tax authorities in many places launched a raid to search the German Football Association’s business premises and private houses in five German states, including Hessen, Bayern and Northern Germany. Rhine-Westphalia, Lower Saxony, and Lafa, the search locations also included the private apartments of six current and former German Football Association officials.
News from the German Bild,
The Frankfurt prosecutors are currently accusing the officials of the German Football Association involved in serious tax evasion! Investigators suspect that these former senior officials of the German Football Association have seriously evaded corporate tax and business tax. Investigators believe that the German Football Association, headed by these officials, is suspected of recording the external advertising revenue of the German national team’s home games as asset management revenue 亚博app在线下载between 2014 and 2015, thereby evading 4.7 million euros in taxes.
The current investigation shows that the German Football Association still chooses to enter the account in this way when it clearly knows that this behavior is suspected of tax evasion. It is a purposeful tax evasion and benefits from it.
Earlier in 2013, the German F亚博电竞app下载ootball Association and a Swiss company signed an advertising commission agreement. The Swiss company is responsible for the distribution and sales of print ads, jersey ads and training uniform ads for the German national team’s international games. The company said it has obtained The German National Team’s exclusive franchise for advertising, but in the actual operation process, the German Football Association "actively participated in the distribution of surrounding advertising space", suspected of illegal profit.
According to German law, income from leasing will be subject to business operation tax, but the German Football Association will include additional income in asset management income when it already has advertising lease income, thereby evading tax.
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