Formula One champion Jacques Villeneuve is facing trouble with Revenue Quebec as the government agency places liens on two of his homes, which have been on the market since 2012. He reportedly owes $1.7 million in unpaid taxes.
According to Villeneuve’s lawyer, the money owed is related to commercial activity between 2010 and 2012.
Villeneuve was a resident of Quebec from 2007 to 2012 and has since moved to Andorra, an independent principality located between France and Spain, where residents do not pay personal income taxes. According to the Montreal Gazette, Villeneuve has also lived in other tax havens such as Monaco, Switzerland and the British Virgin Islands.
The homes under lien include his five-bedroom mansion in Westmount (listed for $7.2 million) and a two-and-a-half three bedroom log house in Lac Semillon (listed for $3.9 million).
No lawsuit against the racing star has been brought forth, however, Revenue Quebec is currently conducting an audit on his business dealings.
Back in 2013, Villeneuve insisted he has always paid the taxes he owes and that his move to Andorra was not tax related.