pays €32 million back tax to Spanish government pays €32 million back tax to Spanish government

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Following the announcement by the Spanish government that poker sites seeking licenses must pay backdated tax before they can continue, bwin.Party have become the first to pay up their fee – a cool €32 million.

In a statement on their site, it was said: “We have today completed a tax self-assessment in accordance with the Spanish Tax Authority’s requirements and as a result are making a payment of €25.6m plus surcharges and interest of up to €8m.

“Having taken these steps, we believe we have now fulfilled all requirements and look forward to receiving our licence and entering the Spanish market.”
It is also reported that PokerStars, who owe €200 million, as well as other operators including 888 and Ladbrokes, are in negotiations in Spain.

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