By Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Neymar Jr’s helicopter and an airplane are among the assets blocked by the Federal Revenue, as the result of an investigation on tax evasion by the player’s family.
Relatives are discussing with Carf (Administrative Council of Tax Appeals) the payment of R$69 (US$17) million in taxes levied. The striker’s father, Neymar da Silva Santos, had a meeting with Economy Minister Paulo Guedes to discuss the action.
According to Folha de S.Paulo newspaper, documents from Anac (National Civil Aviation Agency) show that the two aircrafts in the name of one of the player’s companies are registered as having a “judicial order of unavailability”, which means that the assets cannot be negotiated.
“The assets were listed as collateral for the debt. They remain in the property of the person, but it is a normal procedure executed by the Revenue. They are kept as collateral, but [Neymar] does not lose ownership,” the athlete’s lawyer in the case, Marcos Neder, told the paper.
For an idea on the damages caused to Neymar Jr’s family, the 2008 plane is worth from US$4 million to US$18 million, depending on the site. The 2012 helicopter is valued at approximately US$2 million.