1st Edition

International Taxation Law in Sports Events

By Alara Efsun Yazıcıoğlu Copyright 2020
    298 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    298 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book is the first academic contribution that deals with international taxation of income sources from sports events.

    Using an interdisciplinary approach, with in-depth analysis of both sports law and international tax law, it is notably the first academic work to conduct a thorough analysis in the fields of international taxation of eSports, sports betting as well as illegal/unlawful income sources that may be obtained in relation to a sporting event, such as kickback payments. After describing the general methodologies of income tax and VAT from an international standpoint, defining key terms such as ‘eSports’ and ‘bidding procedure’, the book examines in detail the taxation of the services that are rendered and the goods that are sold, thereby the income obtained, in relation to an international sports event from both income tax and VAT perspectives. Also analysed are government funding in the sports sector, along with its taxation modalities, as well as specific tax exemption regulations enacted for the purposes of mega sporting events. Highlighting the absence of an acceptable level of certainty in the field of taxation of international sports events, the work makes pertinent suggestions as to the future of international sporting event taxation law.

    With international appeal, this comprehensive book constitutes essential reading for tax and sports law scholars.

    Table of Contents




    Table of Cases


    Chapter One, Key concepts and main actors of international sports events

    Chapter Two, Taxation methodology and principal concepts

    Chapter Three, Taxation of commercial income sources deriving from international sports events

    Chapter Four, Taxation of government funding

    Chapter Five, Specific tax exemption regulations for mega sporting events

    Chapter Six, Adoption of an ‘International Sports Events Tax Exemptions Act’ and/or an ‘International Sports Events Taxation Act’: an effective solution




    Dr Alara Efsun Yazıcıoĝlu is an assistant professor at Kadir Has University (Turkey), and holds the position of Head of the Financial Law Section. She is also an attorney at law.