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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

AR Customs Tries to Tax Del Potro's Trophy

Juan Martin Del Potro, 2009 men's winner of the U.S. Open was miffed early this morning when Argentine Customs officials stopped him at Ezeiza International Airport and tried to levy a tax on his newly won trophy. According to customs rules, Argentine citizens need to claim and pay taxes on any items over US$300 that they bring back from the United States. After a lengthy negotiation with the authorities, they waived the fine, finally acknowledging that his trophy qualifies under a little known "National Hero Exemption."

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