Robin ‘Flusha’ Rönnquist Convicted for Tax Offenses in Sweden
Swedish Counter-Strike: Global Offensive professional gamer Robin “flusha” Rönnquist, who presently competes for Fnatic, was convicted by the Attunda District Court for tax offenses, according to a report from Swedish esports news platform fragbite. The esports professional stopped working to declare approximately kr1M SEK ($116K USD) from esports winnings in his 2015 earnings tax report.
In front of the court, Rönnquist confessed his misbehavior but mentioned that he did not comprehend that his winnings had actually to be stated as earnings. While payouts from betting at a certified gambling business (that include card video games such as Poker) are tax-free, winnings from sporting and esports events go through taxation.
The court sentenced Rönnquist to 120 hours of community service, a fee of kr800 ($92.90) to the Swedish Crime Victim Fund, and a tax surcharge of 40% on the missing out on tax that amounts to kr200K ($23.2 K). He prevents imprisonment related to tax evasion of approximately five months as the court thought about mitigating scenarios.
At the end of 2015, Rönnquist established Mouselifting AB with his sibling Nathalie most likely to handle his esports profits. In 2015, Mouselifting reported kr2M ($232K) in earnings for the twelve months ended on Sept. 30, 2019.