Tax liability for the snowball system and for fictitious returns

Total losses fall under non-taxable assets and are not deductible. Snowball systems have been the order of the day in Germany for decades. Typically, high-yielding, even supposedly bank-guaranteed, investments are offered. Or the investor is sold shares, gold, diamonds or commodities that do not exist. The providers of such investment models often falsify asset certificates […]

Tax evasion through net policy brokerage

Destruction of existence through liability for insurance and sales tax?   Since a ruling by the VG Frankfurt am Main, BaFin has no longer prosecuted violations by intermediaries of the commission fee ban, but insurers are still bound by it under supervisory law. Commissions can be up to more than 38 percent of the initial […]

Camouflage constructs in the enforcement practice of the tax office – or tax evasion deluxe* How tax authorities discover incomplete voluntary declarations and find hidden funds

1. the fairy tale of the wild-eyed lone perpetrator Bankers and representatives of foreign life insurers must be willing to travel and be creative. Even dubious arrangements should at least leave the customer with the feeling that “the tax authorities will certainly not find out”. Revelations followed through offshore leaks, interested journalists, bought up CD-ROM’s, […]

“Gang-related fraud” and false advice.

Incomplete voluntary disclosure and the consequences – When tax advisors can be liable under civil and criminal law alongside the tax evader (2)   The ongoing discussion about tax evasion and voluntary disclosures in the media and in politics, most recently fuelled by the trial of Uli Hoeneß, also draws attention to the work of […]