The Secretary of State for Sports and president of the Higher Sports Council, María José Rienda, used an instrumental company to collect her image rights, with which she allegedly avoided payments to the Treasury.
According publish this Wednesday The world, the skier used from 2004 and until 2011, coinciding with the end of her sports career, an instrumental society to collect her image rights. Through this strategy he declared revenues worth at least 1.4 million euros.
Rienda, according to the newspaper, saved taxes by paying their image rights through the Corporation Tax instead of the IRPF. Through this formula, he was able to pay a considerably lower percentage for the earnings linked to his work activity.
Through this company, the former Olympic sportswoman also managed real estate, as on behalf of this instrumental society there are two houses: a chalet in Otura and an attic on Motril beach.
Hacienda has changed its criteria on the use of companies to pay less taxes for professional activity. The Treasury has established that any professional activity must be declared through the IRPF, reason why has recently launched many inspections against high level athletes.