Thursday, April 02, 2015

German Catholic Church Threatens To Sue Famous Footballer Over Church Taxes

Catholic Herald reported this week that the German Catholic Church is threatening to take famous Italian footballer Luca Toni to court over unpaid German church taxes.  The Church claims that Toni failed to pay the Kirchensteuer (church tax) while playing for Bayern Munich from 2007 to 2010.  The Church claims that Toni owes 1.5 million Euros in back taxes plus 200,000 Euros in interest.  A proposed settlement that would have had his team paying 700,000 Euros toward the arrearages was rejected by the team.