Pop star Grammy-winning, the queen of belly dancing, Colombian Singer Shakira was charged with tax evasion on Friday (December 14, 2018).

Spanish prosecutors alleged that Shakira failed to pay more than €14.5 m (Ksh. 1.68 billion) in taxes between 2012 and 2014.

It is claimed that Shakira reported her official residence as Bahamas ,yet she was actually spending most of the year in Spain with her husband Gerard Pique and their two children. Bahamas has lower tax rates unlike Spain.

The tax evasion allegations have been looming around the musician for a while now.

Late last year, Shakira was one of the people in their “paradise papers” as having offshore tax arrangements and having moved her intellectual property rights to Malta a well known haven for the rich.

It was reported that the charges against Shakira were fast approaching after the investigations came to a close last week.

Shakira and her team are yet to make a comment.

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