/Spain's tax authority inspects yacht being rented by Ronaldo

Spain's tax authority inspects yacht being rented by Ronaldo


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Published 3:26 p.m. ET July 12, 2017 | Updated 4:29 p.m. ET July 12, 2017

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain’s tax authority says that customs agents have boarded and carried out an inspection of a yacht rented by Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo.

In an email response to questions by The Associated Press, the authority said Wednesday that the inspection of Ronaldo’s boat “forms part of a routine check of vessels that is carried out each summer.”

It added that the inspection targeted the boat’s owner, not Ronaldo as its renter. The authority’s aim was to determine if the boat’s owner, “in this case a charter company,” is correctly applying a tax exemption for boats that are available for…

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