Several hours after reports came to light including his name in a long list of prominent figures of the football world who are believed -by the Spanish authorities- to have evaded paying the right taxes, Jose Mourinho, through Gestifute, the company that belongs to his agent, Jorge Mendes (at the center of the photo), denied any wrongdoing, stating a series of details regarding his communication with the Spanish tax authorities in the past.
Jose Mourinho has not received any notification with regards to the news published Tuesday. 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
the Gestifute statement, published on their official website, read.
Jose Mourinho, who lived in Spain from June 2010 until May 2013, paid more than €26 million in taxes, with an average tax rate over 41 per cent, and accepted the regularization 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 statement also read, giving details of Mourinho’s compliance with the law in Spain.
The Spanish government in turn, through the tax department, issued a certificate in which it attested that he regularised his position and was in compliance with all his tax obligations
the Gestifute statement concluded, trying to… clear the air.
As for Jorge Mendes, his company, and his clients, they’ll be busy with a similar high-profile case this summer, as Cristiano Ronaldo has been formally accused by the Spanish authorities of concealing millions of euros between 2011 and 2014. According to reports, he will have to present himself at a court of law on July 31.