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Shakira Accuses Spanish Authorities Using Tax Fraud Case To Character-Assassinate Her, Bring Down Her $300M Fortune – Claims She Paid $10M in Taxes to the US

In September, Colombian singer Shakira was accused of tax fraud by the Spanish authorities. She was accused of failing to pay $13.9 million in taxes on income she earned between 2012 and 2014. However, she claims that she was not a full-time resident of Spain from 2012 to 2014 and actually paid $10,141,075 in taxes to the U.S. government. She has now accused the authorities of launching a “smear campaign” against her. She claims that it was an attempt to ruin her image. The singer also ended her relationship with Spanish footballer Gerard Pique in June.

Shakira accused the Spanish authorities of damaging her reputation

Shakira
Colombian singer Shakira

Singer Shakira is reportedly accusing the Spanish authorities of launching a “smear campaign” against her. The Spanish authorities accused her of tax fraud. The singer claimed that the authorities “violated her right to privacy” by handling matters so publicly and without the presumption of innocence.

She has proven herself to be innocent as her legal team also laid out the reasons why she is not liable for the tax bill as she was not a resident of Spain during the mentioned time period.

Also read: ‘Clara Chia Marti’s face shows sadness’: Karma Strikes Pique as Problems With New Girlfriend Destroys His Relationship While Ex Shakira Makes New Life Away From Him in Miami

The singer was accused of tax fraud

Shakira
Shakira

In September, Shakira was accused of committing tax fraud by the Spanish authorities. As per the authorities, she failed to pay $13.9 million in taxes on income she earned between 2012 and 2014. However, the singer claims that she was not a full-time resident of Spain from 2012 to 2014 and actually paid roughly $10 million in taxes to the U.S. government.

As per Spanish law, the singer only has to pay taxes if she spends 183 days or more in the European country in one single year. The authorities further claim that she declared herself as a Spanish tax resident in 2015 as she settled there with footballer Gerard Pique.

Also read: “There was no firm commitment between them”: Shakira Accuses Gerard Pique of Being ‘Fickle’ in Their Relationship, Gave Up Reality Show ‘The Voice’ Only to Be Cheated On By Former Barcelona Star

Shakira and Gerard Pique ended their relationship

Shakira and Gerard with their kids
Gerard Pique and Shakira with their kids

Shakira and Gerard Pique announced their split in a joint statement in June putting an end to their 12-year-long relationship. The two started dating in 2010 after they filmed a music video for Shakira’s hit song, Waka Waka (This Time for Africa).

As per reports, Gerard Pique’s infidelity could possibly be the reason why they decided to end their relationship. Sources say Gerard Pique has been dating Clara Chia Marti, for more than a year now and when the singer got to know about his affair, she called off their relationship.

Related: Shakira’s Demands Were Apparently So Insane Pique Almost Broke Off All Negotiations, Forced Latin Music Icon To Bend Over and Agree To a Compromise For the Sake of Their Kids

Source: PageSix

Farhan Asif
Farhan Asif

Farhan Asif is a content writer at AnimatedTimes. Having published over 300 articles, Farhan is currently pursuing Computer Science. In the past, he has worked with FandomWire, writing nearly 100 articles for the network. He likes to go on donation drives for his local NGO on weekends. He also has a close understanding of motorcycles as he previously had his own customization auto shop. Apart from that, you will always find him playing video games during his free time.

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