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How Much Spanish Prosecutors Are Seeking From Shakira For Failing To $7 Million In Taxes

The Spanish prosecutors aren’t joking around with squeezing millions of dollars from Shakira as they are bent on millions of dollars from her over her failure to pay $7 million in taxes. The singer is also set to a trial for a separate $15 million fraud case.

Shakira is in a deep mess with the Spanish law enforcement and I hope she comes out of it without spending jail time.

Spanish prosecutors have charged pop star Shakira with failing to pay 6.7 million euros ($7.1 million) in tax on her 2018 income, authorities said Tuesday, Sept. 26, in Spain’s latest fiscal allegations against the Colombian singer.

Shakira is alleged to have used an offshore company based in a tax haven to avoid paying the tax, Barcelona prosecutors said in a statement.

She has been notified of the charges in Miami, where she lives, according to the statement.

Shakira is already due to be tried in Barcelona on Nov. 20 in a separate case that hinges on where she lived between 2012-14. In that case, prosecutors allege she failed to pay 14.5 million euros ($15.4 million) in tax.

Prosecutors in Barcelona have alleged the Grammy winner spent more than half of the 2012-14 period in Spain and therefore should have paid taxes in the country, even though her official residence was in the Bahamas.

Spanish tax officials opened the latest case against Shakira in July 2023. After reviewing the evidence gathered over the last two months, prosecutors have decided to bring charges. No date for a trial was set.

The public relations firm that has previously handled Shakira’s affairs, Llorente y Cuenca, made no immediate comment.

In July, the firm said the artist had “always acted in concordance with the law and on the advice of her financial advisers.”

Shakira, whose full name is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, has been linked to Spain since she started dating the now-retired soccer player Gerard Piqué. The couple, who have two children, lived together in Barcelona until last year, when they ended their 11-year relationship.

Over the past decade or so, Spain’s tax authorities have cracked down on soccer stars like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for not paying their full due in taxes. Those players were found guilty of tax evasion but avoided prison time thanks to a provision that allows a judge to waive sentences under two years in length for first-time offenders.

This is a financial mess and who do we blame for this? Shakira or her management? Trying to outsmart officials in tax payments will always end up in a messy situation and that’s the situation the singer has found herself in.



Clement

Clement

Clement is a Minimalist, Bread & Butter Issues Advocate, Writer, and a Nonconformist. I cover everything entertainment for BSO.

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