Spain Charges Shakira With Tax Evasion For Second Time | EUROtoday
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish prosecutors have charged pop star Shakira with failing to pay 6.7 million euros ($7.1 million) in tax on her 2018 revenue, authorities stated Tuesday, in Spain’s newest fiscal allegations towards the Colombian singer.
Shakira is alleged to have used an offshore firm primarily based in a tax haven to keep away from paying the tax, Barcelona prosecutors stated in an announcement. She has been notified of the costs in Miami, the place she lives, in keeping with the assertion.
Shakira is already on account of be tried in Barcelona on Nov. 20 in a separate case that hinges on the place she lived between 2012-14. In that case, prosecutors allege she did not pay 14.5 million euros ($15.4 million) in tax.
Prosecutors in Barcelona have alleged the Grammy winner spent greater than half of the 2012-14 interval in Spain and due to this fact ought to have paid taxes within the nation, although her official residence was within the Bahamas.
Spanish tax officers opened the newest case towards Shakira final July. After reviewing the proof gathered during the last two months, prosecutors have determined to carry fees. No date for a trial was set.
The public relations agency that beforehand has dealt with Shakira’s affairs, Llorente y Cuenca, made no quick remark.
Last July, it stated the artist had “always acted in concordance with the law and on the advice of her financial advisers.”
Shakira, whose full identify is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, has been linked to Spain since she began relationship the now-retired soccer participant Gerard Pique. The couple, who’ve two youngsters, lived collectively in Barcelona till final yr, once they ended their 11-year relationship.
Spain tax authorities have over the previous decade or so cracked down on soccer stars like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for not paying their full due in taxes. Those gamers had been discovered responsible of tax evasion however prevented jail time due to a provision that permits a decide to waive sentences beneath two years in size for first-time offenders.