The amount €630,000 and a quite lengthy jail term is something surely no professional poker pro ever wants to pay for, so next time if you're good enough to win such a hefty amount at any poker event, then the humongous tax you're about to pay is something you should be happy to part with, or else...suffer the dire consequences.
Dragan Kostic, a professional poker player, has lost his appeal[...] Read more » EPT Barcelona Main Event Runner-up Gets 18-Month Jail Term For Tax Evasion
Joined: Jan '14
Age: 40 (M)
Another case in which he tried to cheat the Spanish state and avoid paying taxes. From this news you realize that this Macedonian resident in Spain for 25 years tried to bluffing... the Spanish law of taxation. Now he will pay more than he has won and will regret this counting and punishment with imprisonment
Joined: Aug '10
Age: 48 (M)
The football clubs in Spain can do transfers without paying the taxes over many years, but privat person have a problem just in time. Better this guy played poker in Texas Bad bluff and everyboday have to pay the tax in the different countrys.
Joined: Mar '14
Age: 45 (M)
Many high-stakes poker professionals move to tax havens countries. The requirements for establishing residency for tax purposes greatly vary from country to country. Dragan Kostic might have avoided jail time if he had consulted with reputable immigration and international tax attorneys.
Edited by Tony_MON7ANA (13 September 2017 @ 14:43 GMT)
Joined: Dec '16
Age: 50 (M)
Meh, he was obviously hoping that there would be enough grey area about his residency or about the taxability of poker tournament winnings that he tried to get away with not claiming. Which is fine. But be prepared to pay up right away when the authorities say "nuh uh!". What an idiot. I guess he's just another European who thinks that dodging taxes is the national sport.
Joined: Feb '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 55 (M)
Ano. Ther story of someone winning lots of money and getting caught out by taxation. Taxation! The bane of all of our lives, unless of course you can find some way of avoiding it legally.... maybe he should have built up a huge hospitality expense account and claimed it all against that! Is that allowed? LOL
to deceive spain is certainly a good attempt .... but to deceive the state is of course very stupid ........ I certainly can understand this man but if he understands a little then he did not need to do this ... eventually as I I think this person is guilty and he deserves punishment
Spanish tax authorities are no joke to be honest, they even went after Lionel Messi and Christiano Ronaldo so nothing new here... Of course they are gonna try 2 shake off this 'poor no name poker player' as well.
Joined: May '08
Age: 34 (M)
well honestly I have only one thing to say to all fcukin taxmen- fcuk yourself through the arses... why the hell someone should shell out more cash just because he earns more? does he get more pathetic quality public services for this?
Joined: Jan '17
Age: 61 (M)
Yes like some people say in this thread i too think thus is no big crime to do, trying not to pay taxes is just trying to have more your own money in your account. All of this money is your and now some people just want to take it and maybe they don't deserve this?