Wednesday September 30, 2020 ((rezonodwes.com)) – He is the individual with the heaviest tax debt in Spain: Neymar, Brazilian star of Paris SG and former Barcelona player, is on the tax blacklist for a debt exceeding 34 million euros, according to a document released Wednesday by the Spanish Treasury.
The name of Neymar da Silva Santos Junior thus appears among thousands of others on a list of “debtors” to the Spanish public finances , for an amount of 34,624,268.60 euros, making him the individual with the largest tax debt in the country, according to the document consulted by AFP.
Last summer, the Spanish press revealed that the Spanish tax authorities claimed nearly 35 million from Neymar in a case of tax fraud during his time at FC Barcelona, but the information had so far never been officially confirmed.
The document entitled “list of debtors' group e thousands of individuals and companies with a “debt greater than a million euros” according to the Spanish tax authorities, interviewed by AFP.
The Public Treasury, which confirmed that Neymar appeared for the first time on this blacklist, however, did not specify what this debt corresponded to and whether it was linked to his transfer to Barça in 2013, but indicated that several criteria had to be met such as exceeding the deadline to pay the debt or the lack of payment in December 2019 to be among these bad payers.