Owner of a luxury hotel in Guarujá, Silvio Santos became the target of a tax enforcement action filed by the city government on the coast of São Paulo. The municipality charges R $ 2,015,887.34 for the installments of IPTU (Property Tax and Urban Territorial) that should have been paid in 2020.
The lawsuit was opened on February 4 and runs at the Public Finance Court, in Guarujá. The information about the judicial collection was anticipated by the columnist Ancelmo Gois, of the newspaper O Globo, and confirmed by the TV News.
The debt of more than R $ 2 million refers to Sofitel Guarujá Jequitimar, a luxury hotel that belongs to the Silvio Santos conglomerate. According to the city hall, the company did not pay the IPTU quotas between April and December last year. Sought, the advice of the owner of SBT said he will not comment on the case.
In 2020, the venture in Guarujá was closed for five months, between March and August, due to the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in Brazil. Jequitimar is managed by Accor, a French multinational.
In a tax enforcement action, the judge must communicate to the debtor and give a deadline for the payment of the debt or the possibility of naming assets to ensure that the commitment is honored, under penalty of attachment of the assets.
In case the debtor (in this case, Silvio Santos) wants to contest the collection, there is a term of embargoes that can be presented in up to 30 days. If Silvio Santos’ defense does not manifest within that time, an assessment is made of assets that are sent to a judicial auction for payment of the debt.
Jequitimar was inaugurated as a five-star hotel by the sea in December 2006. Located on the beach of Pernambuco, the development has a series of luxury services, in addition to a parking lot with 500 spaces and a 6,000-square-meter convention center. . A daily costs from R $ 1.2 thousand.
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