Dealing With The Rot

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Inside the Danish parliament Christianborg Palace in Copenhagen, Denmark

Luke Harding, in The Guardian, reports:

Denmark has become the first country in the world to apparently buy data from the Panama Papers leak, and now plans to investigate whether 500-600 Danes who feature in the offshore archive may have evaded tax.

Denmark’s tax minister, Karsten Lauritzen, said he will pay up to DKK9m (£1m) for the information, which comes from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca. He said an anonymous source approached the Danish government over the summer.

The source sent over an initial sample of documents and the government reviewed them. After concluding they were genuine, it secretly negotiated support for the controversial deal from political parties in parliament, the minister said.

Everything suggests that it is useful information. We owe it to all Danish taxpayers who faithfully pay their taxes,” Lauritzen said, admitting that he had originally been “very wary”.

He added: “The material contains relevant and valid information about several hundred Danish taxpayers.”

There you go now.

Panama Papers: Denmark buys leaked data to use in tax evasion inquiries (The Guardian)

Pic: Wikipedia

Thanks Nelly

20 thoughts on “Dealing With The Rot

    1. cluster

      This decision is a bit more dubious though.

      While it makes sense in this case, it does set a worrying precedent. This is a dodgy purchase legally. Can they decide to buy other stolen/leaked data on their citizens also?

      Are other countries doing so?

      1. MoyestWithExcitement

        In fairness, their mandated government passing laws that let them take cash and jewellery from those immigrants was pretty shocking.

        1. RobertasYourLGBTQParentsSiblingRelative

          Why should immigrants be allowed carry in sums of cash and valuables to the country?

          1. MoyestWithExcitement

            How are they going to be able to provide you with the take away curries you sob into every Friday and Saturday night without a bit of capital?

  1. Bob

    So is there any way of seeing if they’ve gotten all information or just the information that doesn’t pertain to the ruling party?

  2. Sheik Yahbouti

    Any thoughts at all on their efforts to deal with criminality and tax evasion? Would we see anything like it here?

  3. human

    Would would anyone bother pay taxes to marxist state that has showed it has contempt for anyone making money and only wished to service mass immigration …….

  4. Truth in the News

    When our crowd turn down 13 billion, they are hardly going to go loooking through
    the Panama Papers to see who in Ireland availed of the services of Mossack Fonseca, a nice question for Clare Daly to put to Noonan.

    1. Sheik Yahbouti

      Yeah, for which she would then be castigated on all these fora. “Loony leftie etc.” ad nauseum.

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