Colombian singer Shakira has been charged with tax evasion by prosecutors in Spain.

The 41-year-old singer is alleged to have avoided €14.5m in tax by claiming that she lived in the Bahamas when she actually resided in Catalonia, Spain.

The charges claim Shakira listed the Bahamas as her primary residence for tax purposes, when she actually lived in Barcelona with her partner, Barcelona footballer Gerard Pique, and their sons Sasha (3) and Milan (5).

Shakira moved to Barcelona from the Bahamas in 2015, but prosecutors are claiming that she was already living in Spain between 2012 and 2014, claiming that she should have paid tax on her income for that time in Spain.

The news comes just eleven months after the Spanish authorities announced an investigation into Shakira’s tax status. It will now be up to a judge to determine if there is enough evidence for Shakira to face trial.

Gerard Pique