Shakira Denies Notice of Charges for Alleged Tax Evasion For Second Time
Shakira is reportedly facing legal trouble abroad once again. Spanish prosecutors charged the pop star with failing to pay 6.7 million euros in taxes back in 2018, according to the Associated Press. That equals $7.1 million. Barcelona prosecutors said in a statement obtained by the AP that the Colombian singer is alleged to have avoided paying the taxes by using an offshore company located in a tax haven. The statement also reportedly states that she has been notified of the charges in Miami, where she currently lives. But in a statement to Access Hollywood, Shakira’s legal team denies getting the charges. “No notification has been received in Miami, the singer’s official address, about the lawsuit in relation to the 2018 financial year. Shakira’s legal team is focused on preparing for the trial regarding the 2012-2014 financial years, which will begin on 20 November,” the statement read. The Colombian star is already facing a tax problem in Spain. She is set to stand trial for tax fraud in November for allegedly failing to pay 14.5 million euros in taxes on the income she earned between 2012 and 2014.