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Tax ethics of Beckham deal questioned

February 6, 2013
By Kevin Palmer
Controversy is growing in France over David Beckham's decision to donate his reported £170,000-a-week wages from his short contract with Paris Saint-Germain to a French children's charity.

The gesture has been dismissed by some French critics as tax avoidance, after claims Beckham's charitable offering was an attempt to avoid the strict French restrictions that hit high earners.

While the much-discussed 75% threshold for high earners in France has yet to be introduced as the ...

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