By Aditi Rathi
Colombian pop star Shakira has been making headlines since the beginning of the year as she was accused of tax fraud in Spain. It was reported that the singer has not paid millions of dollars worth of tax on her income from 2012 to 2014. She denied the claims and did not come to a settlement with the prosecutors, saying that she chose to leave the case in the hands of the law. The trial ended before it even began, as the singer agreed to pay a fine of approx $8.1 million.
It all began when Shakira’s residency status between 2012 and 2014 came to light, and the prosecutors claimed that the singer was living in Spain but listed her official residence elsewhere. As per Spanish law, a person who lives more than six months in the country has to pay tax.
However, the Hips Don’t Lie singer alleged that she did not spend much time in the country and was on international tours. In July, prosecutors issued documents claiming that the singer did purchase a house in Barcelona in 2012, which was also a family home for her and her then-boyfriend Gerard Pique. They accused Shakira of tax fraud worth $16.2 million. If she were pleaded guilty, the prosecutors demanded an eight-year jail sentence for her and a fine of $26 million.
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