Spanish Court rules in Favour of Shakira in Tax Evasion Lawsuit


Aishwarya Rathore

Published On: October 05, 2021 at 12:20 IST

A Spanish Administrative Court ordered Tax Officials to reimburse Colombian Singer and composer Shakira Isabel Ripoll, although a separate Criminal Prosecution against her for a 14.5 million euro ($16.8 million) Tax dispute is still pending,

Prosecutors allege that the Singer failed to pay up to 14.5 Million Euros in Tax on revenue generated between 2012 and 2014.

On this, Counsel appearing for Shakira claims that she did not reside in Spain until 2015 and has paid all of her taxes.

Further Shakira’s legal team stated, “A Spanish Administrative Court ordered tax officials to reimburse Colombian singer Shakira, although a separate criminal case against her for a 14.5 million euro ($16.8 million) tax dispute is still continuing.”

Judge Marco Jesus Juberias has concluded a Pre-trial Investigation into the claims.

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