"The Flea", paid $ 10 million in late 2013 after the action of the prosecutor, and would have paid now about 25 more (including 20 net) as collateral for the years not inspected by Treasury
The Spanish press says Leo Messi, to be totally free of the persecution of Finance, should pay a total of EUR 35 million to the tax agency. The Argentine already paid $ 10 in 2013 and 20 more have paid as collateral. According to published "La Vanguardia", Leo Messi could pay a total of about 35 million euros to be free of Finance and definitely consolidate their accounts with the Spanish tax agency. "The Flea", paid $ 10 million in late 2013 after the action of the prosecutor, and would have paid more now about 25 (including 20 net) as collateral for the years not inspected by the Treasury. In total this cost must be added between 4 and 6 million euros in respect of sanctions that could be imposed at the request of the tax agency.
As we advance, therefore, Messi could end up costing him his controversy with the IRS a total of 35 million euros, a very high amount even though it is one of the players on the planet with more income. Precisely the obligation to pay such a figure could be one of the main reasons why Argentina wants the FC Barcelona improves him the contract and a raise, with the aim of addressing these payments without consequently diminish his lifestyle.
They say that Messi was not aware of anything. Two technicians from the Tax Office said in late October 2013 at the head of the court number 3 of Gava (Barcelona) that Leo Messi was not involved in the management of his image rights, as indicated by that time various legal sources.
In the case were charged the player himself and his father, Jorge Horacio Messi, for alleged fraud to the IRS of nearly 4 million euros for fiscal years 2007, 2008 and 2009. Treasury technicians who stated are those developed the report on the alleged player strategy to avoid paying all that would correspond to image rights. According to sources close to the case, the two technicians ratified their report to the judge and felt that his impression was that the player did not participate in the management of his image rights. Messi and his father said in court Gava on 27 September as defendants.
traslation: Belén Zapata