The Real Madrid coach paid taxes at 10% compared to the 45% required by Spanish tax regulations, which also claims that being a resident in Spain he had to fully declare his income in our country
- tax authorities Embargo Ancelotti 1.4 million of his salary at Real Madrid
Two tax inspectors, Caridad Mourelo and Salvador Martinez Arroyo, have appeared this Thursday before the Court of Instruction 35 of Madrid and have ratified their accusation for tax crimes against the Real Madrid coach, Carlo Ancelotti. As EL MUNDO has learned, both have insisted that the Italian coach committed two crimes against the Treasury between 2013 and 2015 and have stressed that Ancelotti’s case has the same characteristics as that of other great stars in the world of football. football.
“The structure is very similar to that of other athletes”, the officials have assured, while specifying that the only difference is that Ancelotti’s income from image rights is “less” than, for example, those of players who They have been at your command in recent years and have also been denounced, in reference to some of the most notorious cases, such as that of the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo.
The declaration of the Treasury inspectors takes place months after the Tax Agency agreed last summer to seize Ancelotti’s salary at Real Madrid for these events, for an amount of 1,420,120.51 euros, to settle the tax debt and that he has recently been included in the treasury’s delinquent list along with other personalities.
“With the intention of avoiding their obligations”
The Treasury maintains that despite the fact that the Italian coach resided in Spain between the years 2013 and 2015, he did not correctly declare in our country his income from both Real Madrid and his image rights. The Public Ministry argues that Ancelotti acted “with the intention of unjustifiably evading his obligations to the public treasury” and that he intentionally excluded his income from image rights from his statements in order to “hide his identity as a recipient of income” while he was supported by “a complex network of instrumental companies”, some of them located in tax havens.
Ancelotti’s tax problem, assisted by the lawyer Carlos Zavala, of the law firm Clifford Chance, lies in the fact that he channeled all his income through these entities, some of which he had already established since his time as Chelsea manager.
In this way, he was taxed at 10% compared to the 45% required by Spanish tax regulations, which also requires that as a resident in Spain he had to fully declare his income in our country.
The Treasury has demanded in 2014 the payment of some 300,000 euros in addition to the 3.2 million already paid. In 2015, the season in which he paid 7 million in taxes, the claim amounts to 675,000 euros more.
In the court statement he gave last July, Ancelotti acknowledged that he did not pay taxes correctly in the 2014 financial year as he had been “badly advised”. However, he fought the 2015 tax offense accusation, an exercise in which he was dismissed as coach of Real Madrid during his first stage at the white club.
Thus, he maintains that he did not spend 183 days in Spain as the Treasury argues, but 158 and assured that he can prove in this way that he was not a tax resident in our country.
Reference from elmundo