Shakira 15.5 million convicted of tax evasion. Singer Shakira has been convicted of 15.5 million in tax evasion. Colombian singer Shakira, 45, faces jail time and 15.5 million fine for tax evasion. It is reported by people.
Spanish court rejects singer's appeal in tax evasion case Previously, the artist was accused of living in Spain from 2011 to 2014 and at the same time, did not pay taxes to the state due to the income received during that period.
Under Spanish law, if a person spends more than 183 days in the country, he or she is considered a legal resident and has to pay tax on income earned abroad.
Shakira had previously claimed that she had spent most of her time in the Bahamas at the time, but prosecutors were able to prove that she lived in Spain, but at the same time, she did not pay taxes, totaling 15.5 million.
For the first time, the singer was charged in 2018 with tax evasion. At the same time, the trial began, at which time the artist paid 25 million in taxes. Later, the actor filed an appeal, but the Spanish court rejected it. So now the star is facing fines and jail.
Last fall, singer Shakira and supermodel Claudia Schiffer were associated with offshore assets. According to CBC, in 2019, Shakira appeared in court in Spain for tax evasion.
Singer Shakira and supermodel Claudia Schiffer have been linked with offshore assets. This is reported in the "Pandora's Dossier" published on the website of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).
At the same time, according to ICIJ reports, while Spanish police were investigating the actor's crime, he was registering a new offshore company in the British Virgin Islands.