Gary Barlow Tax Scandal: 'X Factor' Star Marcus Collins Brands Take That Singer's Critics Unfair

26/07/2014 11:21 | Updated 07 August 2014
  • The Huffington Post UK

‘X Factor’ star Marcus Collins has spoken out about Gary Barlow’s alleged involvement in a tax avoidance scheme, branding people’s treatment of the Take That singer “unfair”.

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Marcus and Gary in 2011

In May, it was revealed that Gary, Mark Owen and Howard Donald could face huge bills after paying into the Icebreaker Management Partnership scheme.

Speaking to Digital Spy, Marcus revealed he still counts Gary as a “good friend” and slammed his critics.

Gary isn’t the only celebrity to come under fire for alleged tax avoidance in recent months.

In July, celebrities including David Beckham and members of the Arctic Monkeys were on a list of people who had invested in the company Ingenious Media.

Ingenious denied that their partnerships are tax avoidance schemes, insisting that they are real businesses and pointing out that over £1 billion of taxable income has been generated.

However, they are also thought to have warned their investors that they may face bills from HM Revenue & Customs in the very near future.

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