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‘Waka Waka’ Girl Pays 20 mn Euros as Tax

Web-Desk (February 27, 2018):  A report revealed on Tuesday that “Waka Waka” Superstar Shakira has paid more than 20 million euros ($24.6 million) to tax authorities in Spain.

She had been accused of not paying taxes despite being a resident between 2011 and 2014.

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, Catalan daily El Periodico reported.In a relationship since 2011 with FC Barcelona centre-back Gerard Pique, with whom she has two sons, the 41-year-old transferred her official residency to the Catalan city in 2015.

Until then, it was in the Bahamas. But “that doesn´t match reality, with the children in school in Barcelona and her partner here,” Company said, adding that prosecutors will decide in June whether to pursue the case.Shakira´s representatives, meanwhile, say that until 2014 she earned most of her money in international tours and didn´t live more than six months a year in Spain – a prerequisite to be an official tax-paying resident in the country.

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