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"SCAM FOR SCUMBAGS" THE ALLEGED TAX DODGERS: FOOTBALL LEGENDS DAVID BECKHAM AND GARY LINEK


Sports stars were among some celebrities who invested in the controversial clever film schemes

DAVID Beckham, Gary Lineker, and Ant and Dec have lost a court bid to overturn a £700million tax bill.

Watch how slammed David Beckham's acting skill

The other football figures who used Ingenious include Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard plus TV pundits

Martin Keown, Danny Murphy and Jamie Carragher

TV hosts Davina McCall and Jeremy Paxman plus Spice Girls Mel C and Geri Horner also face bills.

HMRC said: “We are pleased the tribunal agreed with us that the vast majority of what was claimed in tax relief by Ingenious investors was simply not due.”

Ingenious said it would appeal.

Ant and Dec

It is reported that Tax relief was claimed on artificial losses from hit movies.

But Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs argued it was a form of aggressive tax avoidance.

Tax tribunal judge Charles Hellier yesterday ruled they were not “allowable deductions”.

Dave Hartnett said the schemes were ‘scams for scumbags’