Saturday July 11, 2020

How Ronaldo took his €14.7m tax bill up to Monto

Companies based here were used by football star’s agent to help players reduce their tax bills

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

18th June, 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo, who earns millions in endorsements as a player for Real Madrid Picture: Getty

A former red-light district in north inner city Dublin is an unusual place to stop on a journey from Spain to the Caribbean.

But that, according to Spanish tax authorities, is precisely the route millionaire soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo’s tax advisers used between 2011 and 2014 to help him avoid a tax bill they estimate at €14.7 million.

It’s an international story that has, once again, shone a light on Ireland’s place in the world...

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