MADRID • The bootilicious singer has to share her booty from her profession with the taxman in Spain, so Shakira has handed over greater than €20 million (S$32.four million).
She had been accused of not paying taxes regardless of residing within the nation between 2011 and 2014.
Catalan each day El Periodico reported that the Colombian had paid the cash “to settle part of the debt claimed by Spain’s tax authorities”, comparable to what she allegedly owes for 2011.
The authorities filed a grievance with prosecutors in Barcelona accusing her of not paying taxes, sparking an investigation, Mr Jose Miguel Company, spokesman for the prosecutors’ workplace, stated.
The grievance covers the interval from 2012 to 2014, because the timeframe to prosecute alleged tax offences in 2011 has expired.
In a relationship since 2011 with Barcelona soccer star – centre-back Gerard Pique, with whom she has two sons – the 41-year-old transferred her official residency to the Catalan metropolis in 2015.
Until then, it was within the Bahamas.
But “that doesn’t match reality, with the children in school in Barcelona and her partner here”, Mr Company stated, including that prosecutors will resolve in June whether or not to pursue the case.
Shakira’s representatives stated, till 2014, she earned most of her cash from global excursions and didn’t dwell greater than six months a 12 months in Spain – a prerequisite to be an official tax-paying resident.
With her mixture of Latin and Arabic rhythms and rock influences, Shakira has bought greater than 60 million information.