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Ronal…DOH! (Tax Evasion)

Regular readers of Contractor Accountants will be aware of footballer Ronaldo and his long running tax evasion case in Spain.

The ex Real Madrid player was accused of avoiding his Spanish tax duties, and instead, stashing away his cash in the Cayman Islands.

The football star, who now plays for Juventus, has always claimed his innocence, but in the past week the whole case was turned upside down.

It now turns out that Ronaldo is guilty of the crime. And what do they do with those guilty of tax evasion in Spain? They chuck them in the slammer, of course.

So is Ronaldo about to swap the black and white stripes of Juventes for a black and white convict outfit? Will he be wearing the stripes of a Madrid prison football jersey?

In a word…NO.

Despite being guilty and letting out a big “DOH!” in court…it appears that Ronaldo will avoid spending any time in prison.

Instead, here at CA we understand he has agreed to pay around 19 million Euros to the Spanish tax authorities and in return he will be spared time in the jail house.

Eye witnesses in the court room said everyone let out a “GASP” when the judge slammed down the hammer and announced “23 Months For You.”

But that “GASP” turned to “RELIEF” when the judge offered Ronaldo a deal.

“Give us 19 million Euros and we keep you out of the handcuffs,” the judge may or may not have said (Our Spanish is not that good).

“DEAL,” replied Ronaldo, without even thinking.

You know something tells me that Ronaldo could have avoided this whole mess if he had a contractor accountant by his side.

During the years of 2011 and 2014 it is said that Ronaldo hid 15 million Euros from Spain. It really does make you wonder who his accountant was during this time? Did he even have an accountant?

Maybe he did his own books and just scribbled down some numbers everytime he got a cheque through the post or a bag of cash from his agent? Whatever happened…I reckon he could have avoided this with a contractor accountant in his corner.

Just like Jose Mourinho. Word on the street is he visited Contractor Accountants and declared us the “special ones.”

Or Wayne Rooney…who found us while sunning himself up on Skegness beach.

The moral of the story here is simple. No matter if you are a famous professional footballer or just an average contractor working in an office…you need to hire one of the best contractor accountants to be on your side.

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