BARCELONA – Barcelona has started another legal conflict with Neymar, from whom it claims the payment of 12 million dollars for a tax regularization of the payments made between 2013 and 2017, an authorized source from the Barça club explained to ESPN Deportes. specifying information from the newspaper El Mundo, according to which he had been paid that extra amount by mistake.
The transactions, according to Barça, were carried out following “the criteria of the state and which were in accordance with a labor and non-commercial relationship (48 percent and not 24 percent). When the last inspection was finished, with the regularizations, confirmed the difference and from there they claim those 10.2 million euros “, refers from the entity.
According to the Tax Agency, Neymar benefited from an ‘unfair enrichment’ since Barcelona paid him a much higher gross amount than he was entitled to based on the net contract negotiated between the two parties, the surplus entering the player.
Five months after the court sentenced Neymar to pay $ 7.5 million to Barcelona as a result of the lawsuits filed by the two parties on account of the renewal premium that had been agreed in 2016, the club claims these $ 12 million from him. dollars when understanding that he withheld less taxes when obtaining the reason by the Treasury, through a claim, “which is already in progress” was specified from the Camp Nou, due to excess payment and to avoid being considered a donation to the soccer player.
In this way Neymar, who maintains a debt with the Spanish treasury close to 41 million dollars and faces a new judicial conflict with Barcelona, whose ranks it was speculated during the last years would have wanted to return and that, today , a possibility ruled out is understood, every time he negotiates the renewal of his contract with PSG.