A Spanish administrative court ordered Colombian singer Shakira has been hit back by tax authoritiesJudicial authorities and lawyers also reported Monday, while a criminal investigation into a 14.5 million euro ($16.8 million) tax dispute continues.
Shakira’s legal team He did not specify how much money will be returnedor when the decision was made.
Barcelona court officials where Shakira lives and is facing a criminal complaint for alleged tax fraud, They said that the administrative court’s decision had nothing to do with the lawsuit.
In a statement, the singer’s legal team said: “(This is) a sign that the courts, more regularly than it might seem, are going against management standards, They even went so far as to cancel the liquidation operations that the treasury had done incorrectly“.
A judge in July recommended that Shakira will face trial He was accused of failing to pay 14.5 million euros in taxes on the income he earned between 2012 and 2014.
Shakira and “Pandora’s Leaves”
Considering the accusations about tax havens it exposed Pandora Leaveswhich includes, among other characters, ShakiraThe singer denied violating her work.
This is according to Pandora Leaves, a press investigation recently released by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), the Colombian singer Shakira It is involved with three companies registered in the British Virgin Islands, a Caribbean region often referred to as a tax haven due to its preferential tax system and the secrecy it provides.
According to the data disclosed, the companies Shakira son Light Productions Limited, Light Tours Limited And Titania Management Company, which was opened in April 2019 through the Panamanian office OMC, when the press had already announced that the Spanish Treasury was investigating the artist’s finances.
However, after posting “Pandora’s Leaves”The artist’s team of legal and tax advisors contacted the Spanish newspaper CountryWhich was part of the investigation, to deny any references to the companies.
Ensure that all Spanish tax authorities have been declared, and that they are also in the process of being liquidated.
“The fact that there are offshore companies is based on a purely operational and commercial matter, and in no way enjoys any tax advantage or advantages.”
What are “Pandora’s Leaves”?
Pandora Papers It is the name by which the investigative reporter conducted by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) is known, which released more than 11.9 million confidential business documents. Navy To some of the richest and most powerful people in the world.
Among those implicated are about thirty leaders and former leaders such as the presidents of Chile, Ecuador and the Dominican Republic, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Tony Blair, King of Jordan, as well as singers Miguel Bosé W. Shakira.