Neymar in trouble with Spanish authorities over unpaid taxes during his 4 year stay at Barcelona. This can prove to be a massive roadblock for the star who is aiming a move back to Catalonia this summer
Neymar is currently in the middle of the biggest transfer saga of the season. If Barcelona manage to pull this off then hordes of fans around the world will go berserk. PSG’s asking price for the Brazilian striker remains a stumbling block though. However, it has emerged that Neymar’s return to Catalonia has been made even harder after his run in with the Spanish Treasury.
El Mundo Deportivo have reported that the Spanish tax authorities have been investigating the former Barcelona star and have come to the conclusion that he owes 35 million euros in unpaid taxes.
The Spanish treasury probed into his statements he made in his 4 years at Barcelona. They also investigated his transfer to Paris Saint-Germain in 2017. They also reported that in 2017, Neymar lived for more than 183 days in Barcelona. Therefore, he should have paid his annual tax returns as a resident of Spain. However, he failed to do so.
If Neymar fails to pay the amount then he could have his properties seized and could end up being dragged to court. This could prove to be a massive roadblock for the 27-year-old who is aiming a return to Barcelona this summer.
Neymar’s struggle with taxes are an extension of the problem he currently faces in Brazil. The Brazilian Treasury has seized 36 properties for an amount of approximately 16m euros as they investigate Neymar‘s move from Santos to Barcelona, with the belief that he evaded taxes of around 40m euros.
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