Shakira is firing again at Spanish prosecutors, claiming she’s the sufferer of a smear marketing campaign and has the receipts to show it.
The singer filed authorized docs Friday in Spain, answering allegations she didn’t pay greater than $14 million in taxes for earnings earned from 2012 by 2014.
Shakira says throughout that interval, she was NOT a resident of Spain. In accordance with the legal guidelines of the nation, she’s required to pay taxes if she spends 183 days or extra there in a single 12 months.
She says through the interval in query, she really paid $10,141,075 in taxes to the U.S. authorities — that is the time when she appeared as a coach on “The Voice.” She says she was not in Spain for the requisite time period — 183 days.
Prosecutors are looking for an 8-year jail sentence and a $24 million high quality if she’s convicted within the upcoming trial, however she says in new authorized docs she’s paid greater than $90 mil to Spain’s model of Uncle Sam.
Shakira Going to Trial in Spain Over Alleged Tax Fraud
In accordance with the authorized docs, Shakira declared herself a tax resident of Spain in 2015, after settling there along with her household and enrolling her son in class.
Shakira claims the federal government can be gunning for her failure to pay in 2011 … she says she was on a worldwide tour and solely spend a grand whole of 60 days within the nation.
She says prosecutors have violated her proper of privateness and the presumption of innocence by placing her on blast the way in which they’ve. She calls it a smear marketing campaign.