U2's The Edge Responds to Tax Evasion Claims
Fri, 15 Jul 2011 12:18:20
U2 guitarist The Edge is responding to allegations that U2 have been engaging in tax evasion. In the July 7th issue of The Baltimore Sun, a letter was published that was written by a federal employee named Simon Maroney who attacked Bono's ONE campaign and accused the band of moving their business to a tax haven in Holland in order to avoid strict tax rates in their native Ireland! Yikes. That's a big accusation.
And it's one The Edge won't stand for. The guitarist fired off a letter to the Sun which declares that Maroney's letter "contains so many inaccuracies that it is pointless to correct them all." The guitarist also said that "U2 and the individual band members have a totally clean record with every jurisdiction to which they are required to pay tax and have never been and will never be involved in tax evasion."
Team U2 or Team Maroney?