Neymar fined $112,000 for Brazil tax evasion
Barcelona star Neymar on Thursday lost an appeal against a 112,000 fine slapped on him for tax evasion during his years with Santos in 2007 and 2008.
The appeal decision confirmed the Brazilian financial authorities’ sanction handed down originally in 2012 for irregularities in his income tax declaration, the tax service said.
The case also involved the player’s father although the fine is unlikely to perturb the Brazilian star too much as he reportedly earns around 215,000 a week at European champions Barcelona.
Neymar is also embroiled in legal action in Spain where he has been ordered to give evidence on February 2 for alleged fraud surrounding his transfer to the Catalan giants from Santos in 2013.