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Arctic Monkeys And George Michael "Involved In Tax Avoidance Scheme"

Michael Caine and Katie Melua have also been named.

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Over 1,200 celebrities and high earners have been accused of using tax avoidance schemes to avoid paying £1.2 billion.

In data obtained by The Times, the celebrities have been accused of investing in a tax strategy run by a company called Liberty.

Although Liberty was operating legally, new Treasury legislation means the stars will probably have to pay back millions of pounds in disputed tax.

Katie Melua is said to have sought to shelter £500,000 in 2008 on the advice of accountants. It's been reported that she decided to repay the tax to HM Revenue and Customs.

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