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Slovakia looks for tax-dodgers in Liechtenstein

SLOVAKIA has joined a list of countries which have asked Germany for information from a list of Liechtenstein foundations and funds which are allegedly hiding about €200 million in untaxed funds. Iveta Adamíková, the spokesperson for the Slovak tax directorate, confirmed this to the ČTK newswire on March 12. It is alleged that Slovak companies and entrepreneurs have used financial institutions in Liechtenstein for tax evasion.

SLOVAKIA has joined a list of countries which have asked Germany for information from a list of Liechtenstein foundations and funds which are allegedly hiding about €200 million in untaxed funds. Iveta Adamíková, the spokesperson for the Slovak tax directorate, confirmed this to the ČTK newswire on March 12. It is alleged that Slovak companies and entrepreneurs have used financial institutions in Liechtenstein for tax evasion.

"The Tax Directorate asked for data from this list via the German Ministry of Finance on February 29," said Adamíková.

Poland, the Netherlands, Scandinavian countries, Canada and Australia have already asked Germany for the list, which investigators from three continents are reported to be analysing. The internet portal Euroactiv.sk has reported that Slovak companies may also be on the list. If this information were to be confirmed, the Tax Office would check the companies concerned.

Martin Korch, a spokesperson for the Slovak Police, told the news website aktualne.sk that the police have no information to date that any details from the list pertain to Slovakia .

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