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F1 CEO Ecclestone Fighting $1.57B Tax Bill As HMRC Reopens Family Trust Dispute

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 22 / 15

F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone is "fighting a tax bill" of more than £1B ($1.57B), after U.K. tax authority HMRC reopened a "long-running dispute over a family trust," according to Vanessa Houlder of the FINANCIAL TIMES. The high court heard on Thursday that Ecclestone had filed "three separate laws...

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