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Arda Turan accepts one year in prison for tax fraud and will have to pay a fine of 633,000 euros

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Arda Turan accepts one year in prison for tax fraud and will have to pay a fine of 633,000 euros

EThe Turkish former Barcelona and Atl├ętico de Madrid player Arda Turan has accepted a year in prison and pay 633,000 euros fine for two tax fraud crimes with personal income tax in the tax years 2015 y 2016although he will not go to prison as a suspension of the sentence for two years has been agreed.

The accused has recognized the facts this Tuesday before the criminal court number 13 of Barcelona after the parties have reached agreement, after which the magistrate has sentenced ‘in voce’ to six months in prison for each of the tax offenses against the Public Treasury.

Furthermore, Turan, whom the judge has recognized the highly qualified mitigation of damage repairhas also been sentenced to pay two fines – one of 303,000 euros for the fiscal year 2015 and another of 330,000 for that of 2016 – of which currently more than 617,000 euros remain to be paid.

Obligation to pay taxes in Spain

According to the Prosecutor’s indictment, the former player had the obligation to pay taxes in Spain in those two years, since Until June 2015 he was a footballer for Atl├ętico de Madrid and from then until January 2018, from Barcelona.

Despite his obligation to pay personal income tax, the accused eludi your obligation to pay taxes in Spain in the 2015 financial year, since I did not present the tax self-assessment despite having received important work returns, both as a player and for his worldwide exploitation benefits. In 2016, although Turan did present his personal income tax self-assessment, “failed to declare a significant volume of economic returns linked to the exploitation of their image obtained worldwide”.

The public ministry indicates that The footballer defrauded personal income tax of nearly 975,000 euros: 466,000 in 2015 and almost 508,000 in 2016. Regarding civil liability, corresponding to 975,000 euros plus interest derived from fraud and procedural costs, They have already been paid.



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