The El Periodico newspaper revealed that Lionel Messi has paid at least $ 449 million in taxes to Spain, since 2017.
The bulk of this is personal income tax, about $ 334 million. In addition, Messi also has to pay property tax, net property tax, image copyright tax and corporate taxes.
Messi’s taxable personal income amounts to $ 168 million per year. He only actually earned $ 87 million. This year, he pocketed $ 84 million, due to the personal income tax in Spain has increased.
Of the more than 11,000 people earning $ 728,000 or more a year in Spain, no one has to pay taxes as much as Messi. All Spanish billionaires pay a large amount of income tax on businesses – which is much less than personal income taxes.
Messi’s image copyright tax does not exceed 15% of the amount he receives. Since 2017, he has paid $ 101 million in this tax.
Messi and his father were each sentenced to 21 months in prison for image copyright evasion, but the court was later reduced to a fine in July 2016. The amount of the father and son Messi must pay a fine of up to 3.8 million USD.
Hoang An (according to the Sport)