Alexandre Pato will have to pay $ 5 million to the tax authorities

Forward was booked because the IRS realized that he used company to pay less tax.
08/02/2017 15h51 - Updated 8/02/2017 15h51
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The Board of Tax Appeals (Carf) denied part of the appeal by striker Alexandre Pato against fine IRS. On trial on Wednesday (8), the directors complied with the request of the player's lawyer down the total of R $ 10 million tax assessment which has already been paid for Pato as a legal entity. Thereby, he will have to pay an additional $ 5 million income tax.

The player can also use administratively to the upper chamber of Carf. The trial of the action began in October last year and was suspended twice after view of requests from councilors. Pato was booked because the IRS realized that he should have paid taxes as an individual, whose rate of income tax is 27,5%, and not as Corporate, which has a rate of 15% a 25%.

The player has used the company Alge – in which it is a partner with his father to – to receive amounts related to image rights under an agreement with the International, period not 2006 e 2007, and the sporting goods company Nike at the same time. Besides that, the Alge would also have been driven to the transaction proceeds involving the Gaucho team and Milan, in 2007, sacramented that the way it for Italian football.

The Duck defense claimed that the amount received by the transfer to Europe amounted to sports compensatory clause, that is, one termination fine paid for breach of contract and, that is why, income should not be considered as capital gain, but as labor income. And he stressed that Milan made a glove hit for the Brazilian player accepted the negotiation. The player is currently in Chinese football.

The Carf understood that the amount paid by Nike, R $ 65 one thousand, It was properly collected, but that the amount received at the time of the International should be taxed as individuals.

Other athletes have resorted to Carf, or tennis player Gustavo Kuerten as, that had appeal against fines Internal Revenue Service denied. Still on Wednesday, the board reviews process involving Neymar can reach the amount of R $ 200 millions.

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