Shakira under investigation for tax evasion
Colombian singer Shakira has reportedly been accused of tax evasion and could even face jail. The possible tax evasion is reportedly during the three years before she officially moved to Barcelona.
The Colombian singer switched residences in 2015 from the Bahamas to Barcelona, where she lives with her partner, Barça soccer player Gerard Piqué, and the couple’s two sons.
Spanish tax authorities have asked prosecutors to look into the 40-year-old’s financial affairs over the three years between 2011 and 2014 after claiming she could have evaded paying the proper taxes.
Sources close to Shakira told La Vanguardia she had always met her tax obligations and was ready to abide by the ‘economic consequences’ of what they considered could be simple differences in ‘evaluation criteria’ rather than a deliberate attempt to evade taxes.
Please be aware that we’re talking about several dozen million euros, and if Shakira will be accounted guilty, authorities could even demand a possible prison sentence.
The singer’s tax experts are expected to insist she was in Spain less than 183 days for the years in question – and so was not required to pay wealth tax on her worldwide assets as well as her earnings in Spain.