Italian tax authorities ask Germany for data on Italian citizens with assets in the United Arab Emirates
Italy requested from Germany, through the Revenue Agency, the data of Italian citizens contained in files that Berlin had purchased from an anonymous source regarding people with assets in the United Arab Emirates, including to Dubai. the request will be It has already been submitted By the Revenue Agency, under the supervision of the Ministry of Finance. The sources of Via XX Settembre explain this. The news comes the day the Guardia di Finanza learned that in 2020 a total of 3,500 tax evaders have been discovered, with confiscation proposals worth 4.4 billion euros.
Germany bought tax data last Wednesday. menu about millions of people, Including Thousands of German citizens With origins in the United Arab Emirates. The data will be used in Berlin to assess possible hypotheses Tax evasion. “We are using all means to detect tax crimes,” said the Social Democratic Minister of Finance. Olaf SchulzCandidacy for the post of chancellor. “On my own initiative, it was acquired by the Federal Tax Office A CD containing relevant financial data of the Emirate of Dubai “Schulz told the Bundestag on Monday, adding that “tax evasion is not a simple crime but a crimeThe Federal Tax Office almost paid 2 million euros A CD with confidential data – the newspaper reported womenl – which will be transmitted to States in the future Case-by-case checks. The government has not confirmed the number. This is the first time that Secretary Shultz has allowed the Federal Tax Office to purchase classified information. The Minister considered the fight against tax evasion as one of the highlights of his electoral campaign for the Arab Republic of Egypt Run to the Chancellery.
With the acquisition of the data of Italian citizens, disputes regarding its use may arise due to the way in which it was originally found. Cases of this kind have arisen in several circumstances concerning the Falciani list, relating to the accounts and assets of the Geneva branch of HSBC, which was first acquired by France and then also used by the Italian authorities. How to get the data Misuse for criminal purposes But as the Court of Cassation decided on November 28, 2019, not necessarily in connection with the use for tax purposes.
The general principle to which the Supreme Court refers in its judgment is that Except in the event of violation of fundamental rights of constitutional rank, the unauthorized acquisition of the relevant items for tax assessment purposes can not automatically be used in the normal activities of contrast and assessment of tax evasion. In addition, our tax system, if on the one hand it explicitly excludes the usability of specific elements (for example, inadmissibility in tax process Testimonies and witnesses under oath under Article 7 of Legislative Decree 546/1992), on the other hand, do not provide for a positive rule establishing the usefulness of circumstantial objects acquired in this way, provided that the fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution are not violated. Then the court reiterated that I knowNo “Thus, it can be used in estimation and litigation with the taxpayer, bank statements obtained using the tools Community cooperation of a bank employee residing abroad, who got it Violation of the duties of the secretariat towards the employer and confidentiality without constitutional cover and legal protection against the Italian tax authorities.
“As Italy, we need to quickly get the data from Italians who have transferred money to other countries. With this in mind, I have revitalized myself with the offices, ”said the Deputy Minister of the Economy. Laura Castelli Stressing that “there is a foreign dimension which requires strengthening all the useful measures to curb the phenomenon of tax havens”.