Η κ. Λαγκάρντ ,με ετησιες αποδοχες πανω απο μισο εκατομμυριο δολλαρια, κερδίζει περισσότερα από τον πρόεδρο Μπαράκ Ομπάμα και τον Ντέιβιντ Κάμερον, οι οποίοι πληρώνουν φόρους.
Christine Lagarde attack on Greece backfires as she pays no tax
Christine Lagarde, the International Monetary Fund managing director who provoked an angry reaction from the Greek people after telling them to pay their taxes, does not pay tax on her own salary, it has emerged.Telegraph
29 May 2012
Ms Lagarde was forced to publish an embarrassing climbdown on her Facebook page over the weekend after being bombarded by hundreds of Greek people who felt insulted by her suggestion that the country’s crisis was partly due to “all these people in Greece who are trying to escape tax”.
However, on Tuesday she had to admit that her $467,940 (£300,000) annual salary and $83,760 of additional allowances are entirely tax-free as the IMF is an international organisation.
An IMF spokesman said: “Salaries, like those in most international organizations, are paid on a lower, net of tax basis to ensure equal pay for equal work regardless of nationality.”
He added that Ms Lagarde, 56, does pay all other “taxes levied on her, including local and property taxes in the US and France”.
Ms Lagarde earns more than President Barack Obama and David Cameron, both of whom pay taxes.