In an interview with Paris Match, this Thursday, July 16, 2020, Laeticia Hallyday explains that she will have to pay Johnny Hallyday’s tax debts alone.
It took more than two years for the Hallyday clan to reach an agreement on the sharing oflegacy of Johnny Hallyday. After long months punctuated by a legal and media battle, Laeticia Hallyday and her stepchildren Laura Smet and David Hallyday can now turn the page for this episode. Among the major decisions taken, those around the debts of the Taulier. In an interview with Paris Match, on newsstands this Thursday, July 16, 2020, the mother of Jade and Joy begins by stating the triptych which he has just inherited: “Heritage, little cash and lots of debt”.
According to our colleagues, the singer who died in 2017 left behind a tax debt of 34 million euros that his widow will have to repay alone. “Our finances were based on tour advances and album sales. And I’m going to have to pay off the tax debt. It is my duty. I accept it, ”she says. A huge that she begins to explain by defending her deceased husband by recalling that he moved to Los Angeles to “be a father like the others (…). It was not for the taxman!”
Laura Smet recognizes her father’s tax evasion
While setting up a tax optimization scheme in 2007, he became a tax resident in Switzerland the same year, then an American resident in 2013. “These were mistakes. Everyone has the right to be wrong. Johnny was also built through his mistakes and he never hid it. His weaknesses, his weaknesses had their share in the beast of stage that he was ”. For her part, Laura Smet recognizes her father’s tax evasion: “I’m not going to lie about it. People know it now. My father was very badly advised at the end of his life ”.