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The Ticino government has to explain in the case of Gucci

The investigation by the Italian authorities against the Gucci-owner Kering for tax evasion in the amount of EUR 1.4 billion provides in Ticino continue to stir. 20. February needs to be dealt with by the cantonal Parliament an Interpellation, the responses of the government demands.

Kering, The sowind group is in the Ticino, with its distribution centre, Luxury Goods present. According to the investigation by the Milan public Prosecutor's office of the Kering-controlled fashion giant Gucci from 2011 to 2017 on Luxury Goods taxes of EUR 1.4 billion should not have evaded, by reported revenue in the amount of 14.5 billion Euro.

"All the necessary elements are present, so that the Swiss Federal tax administration (FTA) may initiate an investigation," said Matteo Pronzini of the movement "Movimento per il Socialismo" (MPS), has submitted the Interpellation, the news Agency Keystone-SDA.

This should clarify why the former Gucci CEO Patrizio Di Marco from 2010 to 2014, a permanent residence permit and a Tax charge in the Paradiso in Lugano was granted, although he actually lived in Italy.

"scandal and abuse"

The 27. January submitted Interpellation with the title "case Gucci: What controls are in place for the residence of foreign Manager?" is on the agenda of the next meeting of the Ticino Great Council of 20. February. Pronzini takes no sheet before the mouth: "once Again, a scandal rocked the Ticino". The abuse will benefit from authorities by facilitating the presence of international managers and foreign companies, whose only goal was to take advantage of tax benefits.

from the state Council of the left deputies want to know what controls are in place, if an international Manager wants to relocate its tax domicile to the Canton of Ticino. And why no one have noticed that about 20 managers of the Kering group were able to benefit from the wrong residence. Furthermore, the Ticino government should take a position on the consequences of the case "for the reputation of the Canton and cantonal financial and business location".

The FTA monitors

The taxation and collection of the direct Federal tax of successes by the cantons under the supervision of the Federal government, said the FTA. It is the cantons, in accordance with the legal provisions, to perform therefore in the responsibility. The FTA would, however, require that you'll be notified in the case of a taxation.

On repeated Demands, the news Agency Keystone SDA Christian Vitta, FDP-Council of state and the head of the cantonal Ministers of economic and financial Department said that he could make no details about specific cases. He relied on the tax secret.

But in 2014, it was, of all things, Vitta, who served as the mayor of Sant'Antonio in Bellinzona, the establishment of the logistics centre for Luxury Goods of the Kering group.

Swiss investigation

In March 2018, it was announced that the office of the attorney General (OAG) had launched in June of 2017 in connection with the Italian investigation of the Kering group, a criminal case. It is a question of money-laundering and document forgery. The criminal case is against Unknown.

In addition, the BA confirmed that they have received the right help at the Milan public Prosecutor's office and approved. At the time of enquiry it was gone, but not tax evasion, but the case of a former Kering-Manager. (ij/sda)

Created: 09.02.2019, 09:22 PM

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