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.

The case brought against Messi, drug who is with Argentina at the World Cup in Brazil, drugs related to non-payment of tax over financial gains through image-rights.

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.

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