Colombian singer Shakira is now more discussed about personal issues than music. From her breakup with Spanish footballer Gerard Pique to allegations of tax evasion—she has regularly made headlines. The singer has to face trial in a tax evasion case. In an interview given a few days ago, Shakira denied the tax evasion charges brought against her and said that she does not owe anything to the Spanish tax department. However, a Spanish court has ordered Shakira to stand trial on tax evasion charges. This information is known in a court document published last Tuesday. However, the start date of the trial is not yet known.
Prosecutors in Barcelona asked Shakira last July for more than eight years in prison and a fine of 240 million euros for tax evasion. Before him, the singer was offered a settlement. Shakira rejected the offer.
In an interview given to a Spanish magazine a few days ago, Shakira rejected all the charges brought against her and said, “I am confident that I will get a verdict in my favor, I have enough evidence for that.” will present
The 45-year-old singer is accused of not paying income tax in Spain from 2012 to 2014. The amount of which is 1 crore 45 million euros. Counselors said in the charge sheet, Shakira came to Spain in 2011 based on her relationship with Barcelona footballer Gerard Pique. But till 2015 he paid taxes in Bahamas. In another interview about not paying taxes in Spain, Shakira said, ‘When PK and I were dating, I was out of Spain more than 240 days a year for concerts. In no way that exposes me to Spanish income tax.’
The singer’s lawyers said that most of the singer’s earnings until 2014 came from outside Spain. In 2015, he started living in Spain permanently. So according to Spanish rules, the tax rules will apply to him from that year. The singer also informed that, so far, she has paid 1 crore 72 million euros to the tax department of Spain. He owes nothing more.
PK and Shakira have two children. The star couple announced their separation last June. Earlier in May, a court in Barcelona rejected Shakira’s application to cancel the tax evasion case.