A network of investors, banks and lawyers have failed to pay tax on the dividend, show a disclosure made by Politiken and 18 other media. Norway will be hit by skatteskandalen.
Politiken writes that the scam to have cost the statskassene in Germany, Denmark, Belgium, France and Italy 410 billion.
Merete Jebsen, officer in the Norwegian tax administration, confirms to Dagbladet that Norway is affected by the issue, but not nearly as hard hit as f.ex. Denmark.
This printer from some years back. Attempt the scam of a total of nok 350 million was foiled, " she says.CONFIRMS the SCAM: Merete Jebsen, officer in the Norwegian tax administration. Photo: the Norwegian tax administration Show more
the Norwegian authorities was, nevertheless, scammed out of 580 000 in 2013, says she.Repayment of tax
According to DR confirms the Norwegian authorities that they have been exposed to skattesvindelen. It should be about that persons or companies which have paid dividend tax on the shares, has managed to get a refund of the tax several times. In other cases, they have never paid tax on dividend due on the shares, but has, nevertheless, been refunded the amount.
Denmark, Germany and Belgium will be particularly hard hit by the skatteskandalen, while Norway, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, France, Spain and Italy are hit.
Only Denmark has skatteskandalen cost to 12.7 billion Danish kroner.
Scam shall have caused to statskassene in countries loss in milliardklassen.
- It is robbery of the peoples. This is money that could have been used on the elderly or education, " says Christoph Spengel, professor of international criminal law at the University of Mannheim, DR.your Own investigations
Officer Jebsen in the tax administration stated that they initiated their own investigations when the cases from Denmark was first known.
- It was the connection uncovered one case of improperly paid refund on the 580 000 of which were from 2013. It was also discovered to the attempted fraud, totalling nok 350 million, in 2015. Scams concerning applications for the refund of the withholding tax, but they were stopped in the agency's internal control mechanisms, says she.
According to Jebsen, the check is now strengthened, including by information in the greater degree of cross-checking in the agency's records.Danske Bank's chief goes off after hvitvaskingssak
- It will always be able to arise new methods for fraud, so we are continually on the alert, " she says.
Jebsen explains further that they utrettmessige the requirements of the reimbursement is set forth based on fake documents through the so-called reclaimselskaper (which specializes in promoting the claims on behalf of customers).
The Norwegian tax administration was first contacted by the DR when they made their first documentary about the case, which was sent in 2016.the World's largest banks
According to the Danish newspapers is the scam carried out by a network of international financiers, and also involves a number of the world's biggest banks, Barclays, Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Banco Santander, Macquaire Bank and Deutsche Bank.
Everything should come on over 180 000 pages of documentation, the so-called CumEx-files, contains e-mails, internal bankpapirer, bank statements, aksjehandler, as well as telefonavlyttinger and questioning of a number of key personnel carried out by the German police from 2012 until september 2018.
the Documents reveal that in a number of cases, and especially for the fraud that has taken place in Germany, has banksjefene approved scam.