Sunday 1/16/22
TAXES

Spanish tax authority releases expanded list of 7,277 large debtors

The list includes football players, TV celebrities, actors, chefs, writers, and even big tech companies like Twitter
Finance Minister María Jesús Montero, at a press conference after a extraordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers. Photo: La Moncloa.
Finance Minister María Jesús Montero, at a press conference after a extraordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers. Photo: La Moncloa.

The Spanish Tax Authority (Agencia Tributaria) released its eighth list of large debtors on Monday.

This year in the document there are some new celebrity names, among them the former soccer star Samuel Eto'o, the chef Sergi Arola or the television celebrity Kiko Matamoros. Also on the list are companies such as Twitter and political parties such as Izquierda Unida Madrid (IU Madrid).

The new list of large debtors is much more extensive than the previous ones. 

The reason that the number of debtors has skyrocketed in 2021 is that the Treasury has reduced the minimum debt threshold to appear on the controversial list. Before, only taxpayers who owed at least one million euros appeared, but this year the threshold has been lowered to 600,000 euros.

Hence, there are now many more among those publicly named by the tax authority as large debtors in a list that includes 7,277 private persons, companies and other organizations.

The total amount owed by this group of natural and legal persons exceeds 18,200 million euros.

Football players, celebrities

In the case of former footballer Eto'o, the debt claimed by the Treasury is almost one million euros (981,598.19 €), an amount similar to that requested from chef Sergi Arola (985,924.72 €). Matomoros owes more than 711,663.52 euros and IU Madrid 885,541.63 euros.

According to the official list of large debtors, Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti owes the treasury 1,404,207.71 euros. The Barcelona footballer Dani Alves owes 2,088,979.57 euros, the actress and television presenter Patricia Conde owes 1,062,500.03 euros and the actress Paz Vega owes 3,032,356.44 euros.

Twitter

Among the companies, the entry in the list of the social network Twitter stands out, from whom the Spanish tax administration claims more than 800,795.01 euros.

Former banker Mario Conde owes 7,823,091.03 euros. The radio journalist and writer César Vidal 2,616,651.89 euros and the writer Ildefonso Falcones 1,286,809.81 euros, according to the list released by the Tax Agency.

Comments