One crazy bit of news that has been popping up from time to time, and again today, is that Tiziano is under investigation for tax evasion by the Italian revenue service. They allege that his move to London in 2005 was not “real”, and was only to enjoy the lighter tax regime in the UK. Now they want him to pay millions of euros in back taxes.
From what we know of him, this is a ridiculous and hurtful allegation. I wish he’d gone to London only to pay less taxes! Instead he was miserable there most of the time and only moved there to hide from his family, his friends and himself. The last thing Tiziano was worrying about in those years was how to evade taxes.
Now I’m obviously very biased, so I don’t want to post all of my theories and assumptions, but I’ll be shocked and appalled if they make him pay even a cent. I get angry whenever I see the investigation is still ongoing.
And does he even have “millions” of euros? I remember reading in his second book that most of his savings went to his new home in Milan. And he’s not exactly a worldwide star anymore (even though the Italian media love to say otherwise). Nothing he’s ever said or done indicates even a hint of greed. This whole thing just makes me roll my eyes and sigh exasperatedly. I don’t even want to imagine what it’s doing to Tiziano. I think we as fans just want to hug and protect him from this malevolent bureaucracy.