Spain’s former king, Juan Carlos I, is reported to have made a 4.4 million Euro tax payment amid renewed speculation of his return to the country.
Juan Carlos left Spain last August and presently lives in self imposed exile in the United Arab Emirates.
The Spanish daily newspaper El Mundo today published a piece suggesting that the late king is looking to return to Spain by the summer.
According to the report, he could be back in Spain sooner – “within a month”.
The latest revelations follows a payment in December last year of nearly 700,000 Euros to the Spanish tax agency, last to settle an ongoing use of credit cards for him and other members of his household.
It was reported that the king had hoped to return subsequently to celebrate his 83rd birthday on January 5th but he remained in the United Arab Emirates.
It is reported that the latest payment is for tax due on in-kind benefits received from the use of luxury items including hotel stays and private jets, between 2009 and 2018.