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Finance Act 2012

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8.There will be an exemption from UK income tax for the non-resident players and officials of visiting football teams playing in the 2013 Champions League final, to be held in the UK. A similar exemption was provided for the 2011 Champions League final which was also held in the UK.

9.The employment income, self-employment income and any endorsement income of the players and the teams’ officials relating to the Champions League final in the UK will not be liable to UK income tax where the team is an overseas team and those players and officials are not resident in the UK. This exemption only applies where the income is in relation to the match and where the individual works for, or is contracted to, the team or its subsidiaries.

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