Shakira Responds To Tax Evasion Claims

Published: Saturday 15th Dec 2018 by David

The charitable humanitarian Shakira has responded to claims that she used shell companies to avoid paying tax in Spain, the country she and her family spent time in between 2012 and 2014.

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Her husband Gerard Pique‘ plays for FC Barcelona meaning she spent some time in Spain to support him as they raised their child.

Now, Spanish prosecutors have filed tax fraud charges against her as they believe she used 14 shell companies to hide money they say should have been sent to the Spanish taxman.

 Spanish law holds that resident who spend 183 days or more in the country must pay taxes on their worldwide income in Spain. According to prosectors, Shakira claimed “on many occasions” that her tax residence was in the Bahamas while in fact she had not spent any time in the Bahamas between 2012 and 2014.

She has responded via her communications camp who say she learned about the case through the press and made no attempt to hide the money her legal enemies say she owes.

The most serious thing is that the Office of the Prosecutor has filtered it by handing it out to the press even before the judge exceeded his role in order to hurt her reputation, which is so relevant for an artist of Shakira’s status.


She has shown that in no case has her stay exceeded 183 days of residence in Spain between 2012 and 2014.

The criteria of “sporadic absences” applied by the Office of the Prosecutor is meaningless since it only applies when there is a previous presence. During the discussion period, Shakira was a foreign citizen and until 2015 she was never a tax resident in Spain. In the complaint of the Prosecutor’s Office, a presumed presence is artificially applied for the first time to impose a tax on Spain to someone who has not previously resided. This fact makes a fundamental difference with respect to other cases and, therefore, makes it a clear ATTRIBUTABLE COLLECTION.

Here’s hoping this matter is resolved swiftly as the performer recently announced that she will spend the larger part of 2019 building schools for disenfranchised and marginalised children.



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  1. DanYiel Iman December 15, 2018

    It’s strange how nobody wants to pay taxes?!!??‍♂️

    • Jasmine December 15, 2018

      Because these countries are ROBBING citizens ridiculously these days! The tax rate in Spain is 47.92%.

      If I was Shakira I would say a big F.U.C.K. U to paying that. What makes the government in Spain think they are entitled to half that chick’s income? Shakira should not pay, use her duel citizenship and relocate to Florida where she only has to pay the federal tax and not the state income tax.

  2. Iain Montelongo January 1, 2019

    What’s really strange is how so many of these tax dodgers shout so loud about social injustice and criticise the work of their governments, while quietly siphoning their loot away off shore.

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