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Neymar to pay tax fine to Brazilian authorities

by 11/08/2017 19:20:00 0 comments 1 Views
  • Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar has agreed to pay his Brazilian tax fine 
  • His lawyers have said they expect him to pay a tax fine of £1.9million 
  • The Brazilian tax office originally sought a total amount of £41m

By Andrew Downie, Reuters

Published: 18:40 EDT, 11 August 2017 | Updated: 19:20 EDT, 11 August 2017

Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has agreed to pay a fine to Brazil's tax authorities in a bid to put his legal problems behind him, his lawyers said on Friday.

The lawyers said they expect to pay an £1.9million ($2.52m) fine to end the long-running dispute.

Brazil's tax office, however, said they had not yet arrived at a final total.

PSG's record signing Neymar is to pay a tax fine to the Brazilian authorities worth £1.9million
PSG's record signing Neymar is to pay a tax fine to the Brazilian authorities worth £1.9million

PSG's record signing Neymar is to pay a tax fine to the Brazilian authorities worth £1.9million

Neymar is poised to finally make his PSG debut against Guingamp in Ligue 1 on Sunday
Neymar is poised to finally make his PSG debut against Guingamp in Ligue 1 on Sunday

Neymar is poised to finally make his PSG debut against Guingamp in Ligue 1 on Sunday

Neymar shakes the hand of manager Unai Emery as the training session gets under way
Neymar shakes the hand of manager Unai Emery as the training session gets under way

Neymar shakes the hand of manager Unai Emery as the training session gets under way

The office originally sought £41m in fines, back taxes and interest, although that figure is thought to have fallen considerably.

'Although he doesn't agree with the value of £6.5m the process has dragged on for more than three years and the intention is to end it and move on to this new phase for Neymar,' said Marcos Neder, one of the player's lawyers.

The decision to cough up and move on comes just a week after Neymar left Barcelona to join PSG for a world record fee of £198m.

The Brazilian authorities initially demanded £41m in fines, back taxes and interest
The Brazilian authorities initially demanded £41m in fines, back taxes and interest

The Brazilian authorities initially demanded £41m in fines, back taxes and interest

The 25-year old has been beset with accusations he bilked tax authorities in both Spain and Brazil.

'The accusations (against us) were at times hasty, at other times they went against us, but it left a mark on his image and as you know Neymar lives off his image,' said lawyer Gustavo Xisto.

'We need to be cautious about it. I think that is the lesson we have learnt.' 

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