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Spain Charges Shakira With Tax Evasion Owing $16.3 Million




But do her hips lie?

Shakira has been charged with tax evasion in Spain. The singer is said to have avoided paying $16.3 million in taxes between the years 2012 and 2014. Prosecutors claim that Shakira put the Bahamas as her primary location of residence to avoid paying taxes but that she was actually living in Barcelona.

However, she denies these claims. She insists that she did not stay in Spain longer than 183 days during those two years, and in fact started residing there full time in 2015. Additionally, she has paid everything she owes but prosecutors are still looking for a way to bring this to court.

Meanwhile, Shakira and her team allege that this is a ‘smear campaign’ to intimidate other taxpayers.

It could be easy for Shak to back up the fact that she was not in Spain too long during that time. During those years, she was busy recording and eventually promoting her self-titled album. That included a lot of performances and television appearances across the United Kingdom and the United States.

It will be interesting if prosecutors are able to get this through. I’ll keep you guys updated.

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Residing in San Antonio, Peter is the creator and editor-in-chief of this blog. He is currently pursuing degrees in Journalism and Business & Event Management. He is a news junkie, pop culture aficionado, and live-music obsessed.