Shakira settles with Spanish court and pays fine to tax authorities

The singer paid a fine of half the original amount. (Photo: Instagram)

Colombian singer Shakira has agreed to pay a sum to the Spanish Revenue Service after accusations of tax evasion. Shakira stated that she no longer has the emotional capacity to deal with the issue, and closed the deal to avoid an eventual arrest in the future. 

The Colombian was accused of tax fraud by the Spanish authorities. In the imbroglio of years, the singer was responsible for six accusations, of not paying the Spanish tax authorities, in more than 14 million euros. 

In the agreement with the court, Shakira agreed to pay a fine of 50% of the amount owed, adding up to a total of more than 7 million euros. The decision to close the case and take over the fine came after a request from his children. “I have to choose my battles and the most important thing for me right now is to do everything so that my children have a full life and focus on what is really important,” Shakira said.