Shakira, Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Miguel and more celebrities who got into legal trouble for not paying taxes

By Lucía Murphy

Shakira, Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Miguel and more celebrities who got into legal trouble for not paying taxes

Find out here some of the celebrities who have gotten into trouble for not paying their taxes!


According to information from Spanish media, the Spanish Tax Agency has sent a report in which it is confirmed that Shakira would have defrauded 14.5 million euros to Hacienda, between 2012 and 2014, because according to the interpreter between those years she did not reside in Spain and therefore did not he had an obligation to pay taxes in the country.

But the Efe agency published that Finance technicians have contradicted the singer, ensuring that her departures from the country were sporadic and that she resided more than 183 days in Spain, which is why she should have presented the settlement of the exercises 2012, 2013 and 2014. 

For now the legal defense of the Colombian continues in dispute with the Tax Agency, but they assure that the singer is in the best of dispositions to collaborate.


Luis Miguel

Luis Miguel's fiscal problems have been something to talk about on more than one occasion, even the singer decided to capture how the mismanagement of his father, Luisito Rey, led him to collect a debt under tax law of more than 15 million dollars. At that time it was his manager, Hugo López, who helped him with the legal problem.

But this would be the first of several, in 2006 and 2007 he faced problems for not paying the taxes generated by his property in Miami, in addition to the fact that his property in Mexico generated taxes that the artist did not pay between 2006 and 2011. Of course, these last two cases were also resolved favorably.



In 2016 a rumor spread in several local media that claimed that the singer had been arrested due to her tax problems. In fact, Belinda posted a message through twitter to calm her fans and ensure that she was free, working and happy. And it is that according to information from local media, Belinda's debt amounted to more than two million mexican pesos.


Marc Anthony

In 200, The Puerto Rican paid 2.5 million dollars in back taxes. In 2010, Marc Anthony again faced back tax debt for his Long Island property, the debt is said to be equivalent to $ 3.4 million.


Cristiano Ronaldo

CR7 is another of the footballers who faced a two-year prison sentence for tax crimes originally estimated at more than 14 million euros, which were ultimately reduced to 5.7 million. After all the trials, the footballer paid a fine of 18.8 million euros and regularized his situation.


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