Barca has denied being fined 15 million euros

Barca has denied being fined 15 million euros

Barca have issued a statement denying reports that they have been fined €15 million by the Spanish tax authorities for payment irregularities.

Barca wants to clear the new controversy. In a statement, the club denied a report from El Confidencial newspaper that they have been fined 15.7 million euros by the Spanish tax authorities. According to the newspaper, the tax authorities have discovered payment irregularities on the part of the club and the sale of Audi cars to the players which are believed to be secret payments.

This also applies to the payment of charter flights. The tax authorities were also interested in payments made to Arda Turan and Alex Song at the end of their contracts. The investigation of these activities, which began in 2019 and began in 2015, is related to errors in the settlement of withholding tax, personal income and corporate tax and VAT. But Barca denies.

Penalty canceled by another recently, assures the club

“FC Barcelona wants to reject the content of the news published today, Thursday May 11, 2023, by El Confidencial with the following title: ‘The Treasury fines Barca 15 million after discovering payments to players with Audi cars and chartered planes,” the club . statement begins.

“In particular, FC Barcelona makes the following evaluations and corrections to the published content: that the Club was audited for the years 2015/2016 to 2017/2018, with the audit closed in July 2021, explains the text. Among the alleged errors that El Confidencial talks about in its article, none of the problems mentioned has been approved by the Treasury. The penalties mentioned in that article, and which have appealed to the Supreme Court of Economic Administration, are related to other things, such as. the treatment of taxes on payments made to players’ agents.”

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“In this regard, Barca would like to say that in April 2023, the Supreme Court of Economic Administration accepted the appeal presented by the club’s lawyers, and canceled the restrictions related to personal income tax and non-resident income tax, the statement concludes. It is expected that the value added tax penalty will also be canceled soon, also meaning how tax payments are made to players’ agents.”

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