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Gerard Piqué given €2.1 million fine for unpaid tax

The Barça footballer failed in his appeal of the 2016 ruling

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10 July 2019 01:12 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

Spain’s National Court has confirmed fine of €2.1 million to FC Barcelona player Gerard Piqué for taxes not paid to the Treasury in 2008, 2009 and 2010. 

Piqué’s appeal of the decision was rejected, meaning he is now obliged to pay a regularized sum of his income for the three years listed. 

The court overlooking the case emphasized that the player’s revenues were declared in the United Kingdom, "so the plaintiff knew his obligation to declare [revenue] also in Spain." 

In addition, the judge found a "plot" that the sportsman simulated ceding his image rights to his company, Kerad Project, in 2006, to pay less to the tax office.

Piqué now has the option to appeal this new judicial decision to the Supreme Court.

Earlier this year, Piqué's wife, pop star Shakira, appeared in court in Barcelona over tax fraud charges amounting to €14.5 million.

Prosecutors accuse the Colombian singer of avoiding paying the tax between 2012 and 2014 when she was living in Catalonia.

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  • Gerard Piqué and Shakira appear at the album launch of the Colombian pop star. (Photo: Sony Music)

  • Gerard Piqué and Shakira appear at the album launch of the Colombian pop star. (Photo: Sony Music)

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