Colombian songstress, Shakira has been charged with a tax evasion by the Spanish prosecutors. The accusations are levied on her since she failed to pay a whopping 14.5 million euros in tax ($16.3 million) between 2012 and 2014 in Spain. According to the reports, the matter revolves around Shakira’s place of residence between 2012 and 2014. Shakira listed her official residence in the tax haven of Bahamas during those years. However, she allegedly lived in Spain with her boyfriend, Spanish soccer player Gerard Pique.
According to the prosecutors, she might have travelled around the world for professional engagements but she lived most of the period in question in Spain. They want her to pay tax in Spain on her worldwide income or they might recommend a court freeze of her assets to that amount.
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Shakira through her legal on representatives on Friday said that she was not a legal resident in Spain during the years in question. However, she owes nothing to the Spanish tax authorities, who are using her ‘as a scapegoat’ to frighten other taxpayers into coming clean. The case will now be handed over to the magistrate to assess whether there is enough evidence to put Shakira on trial.
We await further updates on the same.