shakira fighting back against the Spanish authorities who claim she failed to pay taxes Living in the country from 2012 to 2014.
The singer filed new court documents in the European nation on Friday tmz and others. In a recently shared court filing, the singer responded to allegations that she Failed to pay over $14 million in taxes While he is believed to have been a resident of Spain during those three years. And she’s not backing down!
According to the outlet, Shakira calls out Spanish prosecutors for a “smear campaign” against her during the entire process. She says that according to county laws, if she spends 183 days or more within the country’s borders, she must pay taxes there. However, she says in the docs that she was No A resident of Spain for the required period in those years.
In fact, she notes that she actually paid a considerable amount of tax to the United States government during the time period in question – $10,141,075 to be exact! she says when she appeared as coach SoundAnd thus, she spent most of her time in America during those three years.
whenever Wherever The singer also said that she only declared herself a Spanish tax resident in early 2015. After that she settled there with her family And first got his son admitted in the school. But those three years ago, the Waka Waka The expenses, Singer claims, were primarily spent elsewhere and thus should not qualify under Spanish law.
Furthermore, she claims in these new legal documents that the authorities are even trying to get her for failing to pay taxes in 2011! Regarding that year, she has responded that she was on a global tour during most of that time period and that she spent about two months “in total” in the country.
Still, prosecutors are not stopping their pursuit. As the outlet notes, they demanding 8 years in prison and a $24 million fine if convicted at an upcoming trial. Shakira, however, stood by her claims of innocence. She also alleges that she has already paid more than $90 million to Spanish tax authorities.
She expressed her state of mind in these new docs, claiming that Spanish prosecutors violated her right to privacy and the presumption of innocence. Obviously, it remains to be seen what happens in this case. But clearly, she’s fighting back hard against the allegations, which she sees as the aforementioned “smear campaign.”
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