Kahn fined for tax evasion over Dubai shopping

German Football
By German Football April 25, 2011 19:15

Kahn fined for tax evasion over Dubai shopping

Goalkeeping legend Oliver Kahn has been fined €125,000 for attempted tax evasion after bringing clothes worth nearly €7,000 into the country without declaring it.

The district court in Landshut confirmed on Thursday that the former national goalkeeper had been found guilty and fined.

Kahn had failed to register the clothes at customs when he returned to Munich from a shopping trip in Dubai, the court spokesman confirmed.

“He had clothing and cufflinks worth not quite €7,000,” said the spokesman.

This amount of shopping would have an import tax of around €2,000 – compensating for the lack of value-added-tax charged in Dubai. But Kahn used the ‘nothing to declare’ exit to avoided customs officers as he left the airport.

“He used the wrong exit. Then he was singled out for secondary inspection and the goods were found,” said the spokesman.

Kahn was given a fine of 50 days of earnings and the court hearing was to decide how much that would be. Prosecutors had applied for him to be fined a total of €350,000, but the court reduced this to €125,000 – a day rate of €2,500.

Looks like this shopping trip has turned out to be way more expensive than King Kahn expected.

German Football
By German Football April 25, 2011 19:15
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