The Tax Agency asks Juan Carlos I to justify who paid the expenses of the hunts he attended between 2014 and 2018, after he abdicated, according to what he has advanced The world. In addition to the money with which the hunts and flights were financed, the justification of other gifts received by the king emeritus of lesser amount is also requested.
Unlike on previous occasions, the formal opening of an inspection procedure prevents Juan Carlos de Borbón from availing himself of a voluntary regularization of funds not declared to the Tax Agency. The key from now on is to determine the amount with which his assets were increased through these gifts without declaring them to the treasury, taking into account that the crime against the Public Treasury is set at 120,000 euros.
It is not the first time that Juan Carlos de Borbón has faced an investigation for his expenses, although until now he had managed to succeed. The emeritus king already had to regularize before the Treasury several trips paid as donations in full investigation by the Prosecutor's Office. In total, he paid the Tax Agency 4.4 million of euros that corresponded to tax debts derived from the eight million euros that he received for flights made in a private jet company and that financed until 2018 the Zagatka foundation, owned by his distant cousin Álvaro de Orleans.
Last March, the Prosecutor's Office shelved the triple investigation that he maintained around the emeritus alleging that the alleged crimes had prescribed or that the acts were committed when he enjoyed inviolability. The Prosecutor's Office then indicated that they had "detected fees defrauded by the king emeritus between 2008 and 2012, all prescribed except those of 2012, when he was also protected by inviolability."
This Tuesday it was known that Juan Carlos de Borbón would not return to Sanxenxo this weekend after his controversial visit last month. Although initially his intention was to attend the regattas that bear his name and that will be held this weekend in the town of Pontevedra, his friends have reported that the one that was going to be the second visit to Spain by the emeritus since August 2020 moved his residence to Abu Dhabi was not going to happen for "strictly private reasons".