Regarding the information published today on the Judgement of the Supreme Court in which the Sociedad Española de Fútbol Profesional, SAU (SEFPSA) is sentenced to the payment of the amount of 3.7 million euros, the LFP would like to make the put forward the following considerations:
1. The above-mentioned judgement refers to the corresponding payment of Social Tax by the SEFPSA corresponding to financial years 1995, 1996 and 1997.
2. The SEFPSA, through its legitimate right to a defend itself, as it disagrees with the legal interpretation of the tax inspection bodies corresponding to the payments mentioned in the previous section, appealed against the afore-mentioned payments to the competent legal bodies; all, within the scope of the right to effective legal tutelage in article 24 of our Constitution.
3. That the rejection by the Supreme Court of the appeal made by the SEFPSA, does not amount to any immediate loss or payment by such mercantile entity, given that the total of the tax debt referred to above, was completely paid to the State Tax Administration Agency more than six financial years ago.
Madrid, 7 April 2014.