Stones get plenty of tax "satisfaction"
Ageing rockers benefit from Dutch-based umbrella company
The Rolling Stones, the world’s oldest and arguably most successful rock band
– bar the Beatles – has paid just £3.8m in taxes in two decades of music making
According to The Independent, Mick Jagger and company, earned a
whopping £240m over the last 20 years, but paid just 1.6% of this back in taxes
because the band’s parent business entity, Promogroup is based in the
The band’s tax rate is so low because there is no direct tax on royalties in
the Netherlands, unlike in other countries.
Since 1972, the Stones have been putting all their royalties into the