Speaking of payoffs, this foreign born A list soccer player is hoping against hope no one will ask too many questions about his “entertainment expenses,” or “training expenses,” which is code for his escort payments.

The tax man might not care too much, but his A- list celebrity girlfriend probably would.

Gerard Pique


Shakira Pays More Than 20 Million Euros in Back Taxes to Spanish Government: Report

Shakira has paid the Spanish tax agency more than 20 million euros (almost 25 million dollars) in back taxes, according to multiple reports in Spanish media.

According to a story first reported in Barcelona’s El Periodico newspaper on Monday (Feb. 26), and quickly picked up by other major media in Spain, the Latin music star paid that amount to partly settle a debt claimed by the tax agency in an ongoing investigation into the possibility of tax fraud.

The investigation, reports the Spanish press, centers on whether she did or did not reside in Spain between 2011 and 2014, according to the legal definition of residence. Spanish law stipulates that if she spent at least 183 days in Spain she is considered a fiscal resident of the country and must pay taxes on all of her global income to the Spanish tax agency. (If she spent less time in Spain, she would be required to pay taxes only on the money she earned working inside the country.)- Source

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