Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton avoided tax on his £16.5m luxury jet, according to Paradise Papers documents.
They show a £3.3m VAT refund was given after the Bombardier Challenger 605 was imported into the Isle of Man in 2013.
It appears a leasing deal set up by advisers was artificial and did not comply with an EU and UK ban on refunds for private use – although he may have been entitled to one for business.
Hamilton’s lawyers say a tax barrister review found the structure was lawful.
They added it was not correct to say no VAT had been paid on any of the arrangements.
A statement later issued by the racing driver’s representative said: “As a global sportsman who
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