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Shakira Officially Charged With Tax Evasion In Spain, Per Reports

Shakira charged with Tax Evasion

Not a good look for Shakira!
The superstar singer has reportedly been officially charged by Spanish authorities with tax evasion, after an investigation allegedly revealed she stepped out on paying more than $16 million in taxes between 2012 and 2014.
Related: Shakira Has Already Paid Millions In Back Taxes…
According to the Associated Press, Spanish prosecutors finally officially charged the Colombian-born star with tax evasion late on Friday, after nearly a year’s worth of investigation into the matter.
Apparently, the case revolves specifically around where Shakira’s official place of residence was during those years she’s alleged to have committed evasion.
Though she’s long been officially listed as a resident of The Bahamas for tax purposes, Spanish authorities allege that she actually spent the bulk of her time during those years in Spain with partner Gerard Pique and their family (the couple’s firstborn son, Milan, was born in Barcelona in 2013).
An insider noted (below):

“[Shakira] has always complied with all of her tax obligations … she became a citizen [of Spain] after she spent more than 183 days in Spain in a fiscal year. She took the initiative to declare herself a tax resident in Spain and pay taxes in this country … Shakira has already paid the monies that are allegedly deemed owed by the Tax Agency and, therefore, currently owes nothing to the Spanish state.”

We’ll see what prosecutors have to say about that, of course.
And we’ll be sure to provide more updates on this case as it inevitably winds through the Spanish court system.
Thoughts, Perezcious readers??
[Image via WENN.]

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Dec 15, 2018 13:54pm PDT