German outrage at scale of tax scandal

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Series Details 19.2.08
Publication Date 19/02/2008
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German prosecutors raided homes and offices in Frankfurt, Munich, Hamburg and at least two other cities, 18 February 2008, as their investigations into what is fast becoming Germany’s biggest tax evasion scandal gained pace.

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría commented 'Disclosures concerning alleged widespread tax evasion by German citizens through Liechtenstein highlight a much broader challenge in today's globalised economy: how to respond to countries and territories that seek to profit from tax dodging by residents of other jurisdictions'.

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