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Oliver Kahn fined €125,000 for tax evasion

The Local · 21 Apr 2011, 17:23

Published: 21 Apr 2011 17:23 GMT+02:00

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The 41-year-old was fined for tax evasion by a regional court in Landshut, Bavaria, after he failed to declare clothes worth €6,685 ($9,745) when he returned to the Munich airport after a trip to the middle east.

The collection of polo shirts, t-shirts, sweaters, shirts, trousers, jackets and cuff-links were from top brands such as Armani and Dolce & Gabbana.

At customs in the Munich airport, Kahn used the “nothing to declare” aisle, but the tax on the imported goods was €2,119, which resulted in the fine.

Kahn, who retired in 2008, captained both Bayern Munich and Germany during his career, winning 86 caps for his country. He made 557 appearances in the Bundesliga, as well as 103 in the Champions League.

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20:49 April 21, 2011 by DinhoPilot
Oliver Kann nicht das machen... ^^
11:51 April 22, 2011 by maxbrando
Euro 125,000 fine for paying an import duty?? No wonder wealthy Germans move their money out of the country. You piggy socalists!
12:24 April 22, 2011 by 9900lawre
So many of us that go on holiday and buy either souvineer t-shirts or branded clothes because they are cheap. Are we really meant to go through the goods to declare isle?

I know he has a bit more money than most of us but i find it hard to believe he deliberately tried to evade tax on clothes bought outside the EU. Why didn't he just get given a tax notice and asked to pay it within 28 days or something? Maybe they did and he refused. Too much missing from this story.

125,000 euro fine for the wrong isle? Get a grip!
15:25 April 22, 2011 by The-ex-pat
Don't forget in Germany, tax evasion is a crime that is way above murder, paedophilia, rape, bodily harm, well anything really.It is the most heinous crime possible in the eyes of the law...............
16:49 April 22, 2011 by storymann
That is outrageous. Customs here is all about money. Mark Twain once said " if you want to see the dregs of society , just go to any prison when they are changing the guard . I always think of that when I get that irritating green card to come to Zoll. You sure can see the dregs there.
18:35 April 22, 2011 by Ludinwolf
lol he didnt see that one coming.... TOOOOOOOOOOOORRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
21:56 April 22, 2011 by Englishted
11:51 April 22, 2011 by maxbrando

Euro 125,000 fine for paying an import duty?? No wonder wealthy Germans move their money out of the country. You piggy socalists!

Thats rich !! .
22:53 April 22, 2011 by jmclewis
If Oli paid the import duty would it be 19% E$ 1.140,00? If so Oli has taken too many balls to the head!
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