Shakira charged with tax evasion

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Oh, Shakira...

Spanish Prosecutors File Tax Evasion Charges Against Shakira

Spanish prosecutors have charged pop music star Shakira with tax evasion, alleging she failed to pay more than 14.5 million euros ($16.3 million) between 2012 and 2014. The Colombian singer denied the charges.

The charges published Friday allege that Shakira listed the Bahamas as her official residence for tax purposes during those years but was in fact living in Spain with her partner, Spanish soccer player Gerard Pique.

Tax rates are much lower in the Bahamas than in Spain.
 

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If you make that kind of money, you should not be a cheap goat when hiring tax specialists.
I'd not be so quick to assume that Shakira or her tax specialists did anything wrong. It seems like Spain is trying to claim tax revenue from before she was officially living in Spain. People like her probably travel around a lot, so their claim that she was living in Spain in a legally meaningful sense is likely not black and white. That said, I bet she will settle for a lesser amount because that's easier than fighting it.
 
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