Shakira to face trial over tax evasion in Spain

Shakira may face trial in Spain for allegedly evading €14.5million (£13m) in tax.

A judge has ruled that there are ‘sufficient indications’ for the Colombian popstar to go to trial, after being accused of six offences by Spanish prosecutors.

Should she be found guilty, the star could face jail time. 

Prosecutors claim that the 44-year-old stopped paying taxes in Spain in 2012, 2013 and 2014, and used shell companies to conceal control of assets between 2012 and 2014, with her name only appearing on forms in countries considered tax havens.

The “Hips Don’t Lie” singer, full name Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, claims that between 2012 and 2014, her fiscal residence was in the Bahamas, and as such, she should not have had to pay Spanish income tax – known as IRPF.

-Source: Metro

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