Lionel Messi to Pay Tax Authorities €33m
By iSportconnect | June 23, 2014
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is set to pay €33m (US$44.84m) to the Spanish tax authorities after they found irregularities in 2007-2009.
Reported by Marca, originally, Messi paid off a €4.1m ($5.57m) fine, but he will now have to sign an agreement with the Hacienda to pay a further €25m ($34m) before 2018, plus another €2.7m ($3.66m), taking the total to approximately €32.9m.
The Argentine, who has helped his country win two games they played poorly in, with two fantastic goals, will not face criminal charges after the judge was satisfied that he was unaware of what his advisors were doing.