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Volume 6 No. 217
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Football Union Of Russia To Increase Current Tax Levy Of $70,000 On Foreign Coaches

The Football Union of Russia (RFS) is to "increase the tax on clubs that employ foreign coaches," according to INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. The FUR "already levies a tax on foreign coaches but a commission of coaching excellence" that met on Thursday was "examining how much should actually be paid." Commission chair Andrei Leskakov said, "The main task now is to work out a general approach. We will agree the sums later." Clubs who have foreign head coaches currently pay a $72,800 levy to the FUR if "they are in the First Division" and $145,800 if they are in the Russian Premier League. The commission is "also looking at expanding the tax to include foreign assistant coaches" (INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL, 7/4).