One Direction has increased earnings by ten times last year

one-direction-01-1024One Direction raised their profits by more than ten times a year ago, making more than £45m before taxes.

The previous X Factor hopefuls, who are due enjoy a break from performing toward the end of the year, saw sales double to £73.7m a year ago, as indicated by accounts held up at Companies House.

The band paid £10.46m in taxes, meaning each of the five artists – including Zayn Malik who left the band this year – took home £6.98m in 2014.

The tax bill included overseas duties, and compares to just £1.1m in UK corporation tax paid in 2013.

The accounts, filed under the name 1D Media Limited, were signed off by the band’s oldest member and director, 22-year-old Liam Payne. They were audited by Grant Thorton.

Current band members Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, and Niall Horan, announced they would take a break from touring and pursue solo careers from March 2016.

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