Month: March 2018

8 famous professional athletes charged with tax fraud

8 famous professional athletes charged with tax fraud

It’s no secret that athletes are among the highest earning professionals today. However, with the high salaries and big money endorsement deals, comes high taxes, something some athletes find very frustrating. To them, it feels like they are giving their respective governments too much of their hard earned cash. Some have been tempted to hide some of their income from their respective governments. Over the years, there have been a number of high profile cases where famous professional athletes have been charged and even convicted for various tax offences. Let’s take a look at 8 cases that made the headlines. #8 Basketball star Anthony Mason Basketball star Anthony Mason was charged in 2012 with failing to pay up to $1.8 million in taxes to the IRA. The NBA world was shocked by thi