tax fraud

Police officer holding a cannabis plant
Jun 28 '18 10:01

The Public Prosecutor calculated that Noord-Brabant coffeeshop chain The Grass Company's illegal turnover amounted to over 20 million euros. The Prosecutor wants the company to pay that entire amount back, the company's lawyer Sidney Smeets confirmed to ANP after reports in Brabants Dagblad. 

The Public Prosecutor confirmed that a confiscation procedure has been initiated, but would not say anything about the amount involved, according to the news wire. 

Police guard in a detention center
Oct 11 '17 13:10

An older couple was arrested in Gennep, Limburg in an Dutch-led international investigation into fraud and money laundering, the Public Prosecutor announced. The 81-year-old man and 61-year-old woman are accused of tax fraud, money laundering, forgery and illegal banking. According to the Prosecutor, the amount involved in the couple's crimes is estimated at over 41 million euros. 

Robin Linschoten
Aug 22 '17 08:00

Former State Secretary Robin Linschoten (VVD) is suspected of tax fraud, ANP reports. He must appear in the court of Amsterdam on September 1st. The Public Prosecutor would not confirm that the case involves Linschoten, only saying that the suspect is a 60-year-old man from Eemnes - Linschoten's age and hometown, NOS reports. 

Taxes
Mar 21 '17 09:21

A number of tax advisors are suspects in a fraud case involving 2.7 million euros, the Tax authorities' investigative department FIOD announced on Tuesday. Five suspects were arrested. Their identities were not disclosed, ANP reports.

Over the past two weeks the FIOD raided seven offices and homes in Stein, Holten, Hoorn, Purmerend, Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht and Wezep. Computers and files were seized as well as bank accounts, cars, houses and cash. A massive 180 thousand euros in cash was found in one advisor's home. The origin of the money is under investigation.

Gavel
Oct 24 '16 10:39

Dutch companies were involved in large scale VAT fraud, the proceeds of which were used to finance terrorism, according to television program Zembla based on its own investigation.

According to Zembla, using the trade of so-called CO2 certificates, the "biggest VAT fraud in history" was committed. The compulsory VAT on the certificates was not paid. Between 2008 and 2011 this amounted to between 5 billion and 10 billion euros in unpaid VAT. 

KNVB
Sep 7 '16 07:57

Dutch football association KNVB wants to kick amateur clubs caught committing tax fraud out of the league, Jan Dirk van der Zee, director of amateur football at the KNVB, said in a broadcast of Zembla on Wednesday

Football
May 12 '16 12:00

The Tax Authorities' investigative service FIOD arrested two people on Thursday on suspicion of tax fraud at a football club in the league. The Public Prosecutor believes they paid a number of amateur footballers' salary's under the table and in cash, in this way lowering their payroll tax and benefits contributions.

Ferrari seized OM FIOD
Oct 30 '15 16:40

An investigation into a debit and credit card scheme has led to the arrest of 11 suspects and the police seizing major luxury assets, including a Ferrari California HS, an Aston Martin Rapide S and a Suzuki Boulevard motorcycle. The criminal investigation conducted by the Public Prosecutor's National Office is investigating charges of money laundering and tax fraud.

solar energy
Oct 21 '15 14:58

The Fiscal Intelligence and Investigation Service, FIOD, raided a company in Rotterdam on Tuesday in an investigation into import duties and tax evasion in the import of cheap Chinese solar panels. The Tax Authorities believe that this case could involve 40 million euros in import duties evasion in the Netherlands and Germany.

ABN Amro
Aug 11 '15 15:52

The Public Prosecutor suspects a banker at ABN Amro Clearing Bank of money laundering and tax fraud

Jul 8 '15 12:44

An official working at the Tax Authorities managed to embezzle 19.5 million euros last year. He was able to do so due to the failing control systems of both the tax department and Rabobank

Oct 2 '14 10:58

The Dutch government is going to start working with a Risk Indication System (SyRI) that will make it easier for municipalities and government institutions to detect benefit or tax fraud.

Marijuana
Jul 4 '14 15:25

In a large-scale operation, the police has raided twenty establishments from the coffeeshop chain Grass Company, including four coffeeshops in Tilburg and Den Bosch, the NOS reports.

Jun 17 '14 15:55

The Public Prosecution Authority (OM) is investigating hundreds of transactions in which residents from other EU countries have evaded taxes via The Netherlands. According to confidential criminal files obtained by the Financieel Dagblad, the OM has 26 suspects in sight.

KPMG
Jun 5 '14 08:28

The fiscal investigation service FIOD has raided the Amsterdam real estate company Van Gool Elburg. The well-known real estate company has been brought into connection with the sale of the controversial KPMG headquarters in Amstelveen, De Telegraaf reports.

KPMG
May 12 '14 15:26

The head of KPMG Netherlands, Jurgen van Breukelen, resigned on Monday, heannounced in a statement. Van Breukelen came under fire after after a failed real estate project, possible tax fraud with building the new headquarters in Amstelveen, and a joint venture involving an accounting team, which the police are investigating.

Feb 27 '14 06:59

The court of justice in Zwolle will make a ruling on Thursday in the process against ex-director of the event management company of Marco Borsato.

Frans_Weekers_2012-2
Jan 30 '14 09:44

State Secretary of Finance, Frans Weekers (VVD), will offer his resignation to the King tomorrow, according to a debate yesterday in which he was asked to justify problems with disbursement of allowances at the Tax and Customs Administration.

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