Madrid: Superstar Shakira has handed over more than 20 million euros ($24.6 million) to tax authorities in Spain, a report said on Tuesday, accused of not paying taxes despite being a resident between 2011 and 2014.
Catalan daily El Periodico reported that the Colombian award-winning singer had paid the money “to settle part of the debt claimed by Spain’s tax authorities”, corresponding to what she allegedly owes for 2011.
The fiscal authorities filed an official complaint to prosecutors in Barcelona accusing her of not paying taxes, sparking an investigation, Jose Miguel Company, spokesman for the prosecutors’ office, said.
The official complaint only covers the period from 2012 to 2014, however, as the timeframe to prosecute alleged tax offences in 2011 has expired. — Reuters