Jim Davidson declared bankrupt
Comic fails to meet payments to the taxman
Comedian Jim Davidson has been declared bankrupt.
Media outlets reported today that he had failed to keep up payments on a
£1.4m tax bill.
The 52-year-old comic said the HM Revenue & Customs had refused to
negotiate over the bill. Davidson had been struggling, reports said, to meet
payments of about £400,000 a year.
Davidson, who lives in Dubai, said he wanted to finish paying off the bill,
now down to about £700,000.
‘This is kind of a shock to me,’
told the BBC News website. ‘The tax man has, for reasons best known to
himself, pulled the rug out from under my feet. I am still pretty solvent. I
just can’t pay £700,000 right now.’