Whistle-blowing campaign

Easier to inform on tax evaders

The Swedish Tax Authority is stepping up its hunt for people who cheat on their taxes. By making it easier for the public to blow the whistle on those who don’t declare their income and cheat on their tax declaration in other ways, the tax authority hopes to increase the number of tips they get by 50 percent, according to the Swedish Television news program Rapport.

Today the Swedish Tax Authority receives about 20,000 tips a year about suspected cheating. A new Website service will make it easier for the public to report their suspicions, TT writes.

All together errors caused by the cheating equal a tax loss of about 130 billion kronor, or about 19.5 billion US dollars, a year.

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