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The Barça confirms the payment of 13,5 millions by Neymar

The Barça confirms the payment of 13,5 millions by Neymar

Published:24/02/2014 - 18:10h


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The FC Barcelona has recognised the payment to Inland revenue of 13,5 million euros by the "Case Neymar". However, the Club has issued a communiqué refusing that it have committed a fiscal crime in relation with the fulfillment of the fiscal obligations derivatives of the signing

The Barça has cleared to Inland revenue 13 million euros by the "case Neymar". The payment corresponds to the quantity enciphered by the judge of the National High Court, Pablo Ruz, in concept of taxes -supposedly evaded- in the contracting of the Brazilian player. The club, that defends that there has not been fiscal fraud in the operation, has followed the recommendations of the fiscal advisers with the aim to recess like this the penal and administrative consequences that could give off of the judicial demand.

The own club has confirmed to last of the morning this decision. The details of the payment will explain in the back press conference to the managerial board of this afternoon. This press conference, that will go to charge of the vice-president Manuel Brook, will be able to be still in direct by our web.

Communiqué of the FC Barcelona on the signing of Neymar

1.- Refuse that the Club have committed a fiscal crime in relation with the fulfillment of the fiscal obligations derived of the contracting of the player. The Club was advised at all times and the auditor of the Club was always informed and had access to all the documentation of the contracting.

2.- As it has done to date, continue loaning the maximum collaboration with the courts of justice for the esclarecimiento of the facts investigated.

3.- Appear in the penal procedure opened in defence of the Club and of his partners. The partners of the FC Barcelona can have the full security that his club has acted always inside the legality and that his Managerial Board will defend the reputation of the Entity, one of the most representative of our country, with all the consequences and in front of the instances that are necessary.

4.- Manifest that the FC Barcelona always has fulfilled with his obligations tributarias in time and form, and that has kept, in his fulfillment, the most strict collaboration with the Administration Tributaria. The FC Barcelona does not have to at all to Inland revenue.

5.- Reaffirm his conviction that, in relation with the quoted signing, the Club has fulfilled escrupulosamente his fiscal obligations according to the state of knowledge that in his moment had the agreements and businesses subscribed and in accordance with the good contractual faith.

6.- In view of the existence of a possible interpretative divergence on the scope of his fiscal obligations derived of the quoted contracting, for saldar any possible debt tributaria derived of this operation, and with such to defend better the good name and reputation of our Club, the FC Barcelona has proceeded this morning to the presentation of the corresponding autoliquidación complementary. This autoliquidación complementary has a global amount of 13.550.830,56 euros (thirteen millions quinientos fifty thousand eight hundred thirty euros with fifty-six cents), and has like aim give coverage to the eventual interpretations that can give to all the agreements signed with reason of the signing of the player Neymar, although we are convinced of the legality of the initial fulfillment of the fiscal obligations.

7.- That this voluntary regularisation presented in time and form understands without prejudice to that the compliance to right of the debt tributaria was determined definitively by the competent jurisdiction, by what the Club does reservation expresses of actions in this sense.

This afternoon the Managerial Board will gather as it was foreseen in ordinary session and will follow treating the subjects related with this question, as well as the already foreseen subjects in the agenda.

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