Shakira Paid $25 Million in Back Taxes to Spain Remember all that tax drama Shakira was caught up in with the Spanish government? Looks like she's paid it back to the tune of $25 million. The Spanish government had Shakira under investigation to determine whether or not she legally lived in Spain from 2011 till 2014, when she may have been living with her boyfriend. If Shakira spent 183 days in the country she would be considered a legal resident and would have to pay taxes. Shakira's people say she didn't live their during the timeframe and was a resident of the Bahamas, where she owns a home and files her taxes. if that's the case why pay $25 million you ask? Well, the money paid apparently is to cover the debt the government believes she owes from just 2011 , and authorities are still looking into 2012-2014. Do you think Shakira knowingly tried to get out of paying taxes in Spain and it caught up with her?