Sanchez Vicario faces tax investigation

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Arantxa Sanchez Vicario is under investigation to establish whether she has been breaking Spain's tax laws by declaring herself a resident of the fiscal paradise state of Andorra, the national daily El Mundo said Wednesday.

El Mundo said tax officials were looking into Sanchez Vicario's case on the basis she seemed to violate two requirements of claiming to be non-resident: they must spend 183 days each year in another country and that their native country should not be the centre for their business operations.

Sanchez Vicario was quoted by the paper as claiming her situation was legal. She said that like other sporting figures she paid taxes in every country where she plays a tournament.

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