Two billion dollars sounds, the bill for a portion of the 12.7 billion dollars back, which managed foreign companies and individuals, in general, the Danish treasury, through the fraud of withholding tax.
It informs the tax administration at a news conference Tuesday.
Although best known Karsten Lauritzen (V), estimates that about six billion dollars can come back, then this amount is deducted from the "significant costs" to lawyers and legal assistance.
According to Steen Bechmann, who is the director of Special Control in the tax administration, due to the high cost of that right now brought cases in five different countries.
- It is something that naturally flows out of it, there can be a very big bill, said Steen Bechmann.
He says that the cost at present is about two billion dollars. It is, however, associated with some uncertainty.
But it is according to the minister should it all worth it, even though he acknowledges that the amount is large. The money goes primarily to the foreign lawyers.
- It is going to cost something to pursue these cases. Really very even. It is not unrealistic that for every 1000-kroneseddel, we get home, we will have to pay some hundred dollars.
- For me that has grown is it all worth the money to fight to get each a bent 25-ear back in the treasury.
- It is also a way to punish them, that have fiddled, when they come to pay for their scams, said Karsten Lauritzen, according to the stock Exchange.
the Minister reported on the press conference that there are legal proceedings under way against a total of 470 companies and persons.
the Fraud is being done by foreign investors have asked to have repaid withholding tax. It has the right to, in some cases, according to international agreements.
the Problem was just that the investors are in many cases not at all owned most of the shares they claimed to have received the proceeds from and thus the tax paid in Denmark.
They got refunded a tax they hadn't paid.