Shakira was found guilty of tax evasion of $15.5 million. Singer Shakira was found guilty of tax evasion of $15.5 million. 45-year-old Colombian singer Shakira faces a prison term and a $15.5 million fine for tax evasion. It is reported by People.
The Spanish court rejected the singer’s appeal in the case of tax fraud. Previously, the artist was accused of having lived in Spain from 2011 to 2014 and, at the same time, did not pay taxes to the state due to income received during that period.
According to Spanish law, if an individual spends more than 183 days in the country, he is considered a legal resident and is required to pay taxes on income received abroad.
Shakira previously claimed that she spent most of her time in the Bahamas at that time, but prosecutors managed to prove that she lived in Spain, but at the same time, she did not pay taxes, the total amount of which was $ 15.5 million.
For the first time, the singer was accused of tax evasion in 2018. At the same time, the trial began, during which the artist paid $ 25 million in taxes due. Later, the performer filed an appeal, but the Spanish court rejected it. So now the star faces a fine and a prison term.
Last fall, singer Shakira and supermodel Claudia Schiffer were linked to offshore assets. According to the CBC, in 2019, Shakira appeared in court for tax evasion in Spain.
Singer Shakira and supermodel Claudia Schiffer have been linked to offshore assets. This is reported in the “Pandora dossier,” published on the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) website.
At the same time, according to the ICIJ report, while the Spanish police were investigating the performer’s offenses, she was registering new offshore companies in the British Virgin Islands.