Manchester United’s Manager, Jose Mourinho has refuted claims by Spanish Prosecutors that he avoided tax whilst he was in charge of Spanish giant, Real Madrid.
Spanish prosecutors are seeking to prosecute Jose Mourinho on two counts of tax fraud dating back to his spell at Real Madrid.
According to the Prosecutors, he failed to declare revenues from his image rights in his Spanish income tax declarations from 2011 and 2012, “with the aim of obtaining illicit profits”, an allegation he vehemently denies.
“Jose Mourinho has not received any notification with regards to the news published today. To this date, neither the Spanish tax authorities, nor the public prosecutor have contacted Jose Mourinho or his advisers who were hired for the inspection process.
“Jose Mourinho, who lived in Spain from June 2010 until May 2013, paid more than 26 million euros in taxes, with an average tax rate over 41 per cent, and accepted the regularisation proposals made by the Spanish tax authorities in 2015 regarding the years of 2011 and 2012 and entered into a settlement agreement regarding 2013.
“The Spanish Government in turn, through the Tax Department, issued a certificate in which it attested that he had regularised his position and was in compliance with all his tax obligations.