‘Evaders turn themselves in: 6 million euros more for Berlin’

Published on 22 May 2013 at 09:53

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It’s “the Hoeneß effect,” announces Berliner Morgenpost. In the wake of the President of FC Bayern Munich’s confession that he had a Swiss bank account, which is estimated to hold €10m, more and more tax dodgers are turning themselves in.
The daily explains that the numbers admitting to tax evasion have shot up in the first five months of 2013: notably in the state of Berlin, where 225 presented themselves to authorities, resulting in a net gain to the taxman of €6m.
The number of those admitting to tax fraud has also increased in other states, like North Rhine-Westphalia, where more than 700, three times as many as in 2012, have admitted to owning foreign bank accounts.

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