The news is presented by Spain’s Efe, which cites legal sources and shows that the arguments of the tax authority employees go against the defense of the 44-year-old Colombian singer.
Shakira’s lawyers assure that the artist, between the concerts and the showbiz agenda, only stayed 184 days in Spain, and therefore had no obligation to pay taxes in this country.
In January 2020, inspectors from the Spanish tax authority announced before an investigating judge that the artist had not paid income tax between 2012 and 2014, a complaint that was confirmed by a report prepared on the process.
The lawsuit began in December 2018 against Shakira and the artist’s tax advisor in the United States, accused of six crimes against the state tax administration agency, after an alleged “plan” to “escape” from paying income and property tax through companies rooted in tax havens that own Shakira’s origins officially.
Concretely, the Spanish public prosecution asserts that the singer “directed the capital movements generated with her professional activity” – concerts, participation in the North American entertainment program “The Voice” and advertising sites about perfumes bearing the artist’s name. Through companies based in the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Malta, Panama and Luxembourg.