Former England Stars Martin Keown And Danny Murphy Charged With £2.5m Tax Bill

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TV pundits slapped with penalty for controversial investments.

Match of the Day pundits Danny Murphy and Martin Keown have been handed a whopping £2.5m tax bill after investing in what turned out to be a tax avoidance scheme, The Sun reports.

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The pair invested in controversial film funding company Ingenious, but were ordered to repay the massive sum, though Keown, 48, is already believed to have settled.

However, former Liverpool star Danny Murphy still owes his £2.5m.

A number of footballers, actors and pop stars are believed to have invested in Ingenious with many of them said to be struggling to pay back what they owe.

A source from welfare organisation Xpro said: “Murphy will be on six figures at the Beeb but paying off £2.5million would be a struggle for anyone.

“The megastars on big wages are able to pay but for others it is proving a huge struggle.”

Ingenious has been involved in funding for movies like The Life of Pi and Avatar, and were qualified for tax breaks after being set up during the previous government regime.

However, they have since been accused of exploiting tax schemes by HMRC.

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