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article imageSwede gets $750,000 bill after tax agency check LinkedIn profile

By Lesley Lanir     May 19, 2013 in Business
Djursholm - A Swedish man posted information on his professional networking LinkedIn account that has led him to receive a five-million kronor ($750,000) additional tax bill.
After being alerted by an anonymous letter and investigating the LinkedIn account of a Swedish man in his mid thirties, the Swedish authorities took a closer look at his tax file, reports The Local. Skatteverket, the Swedish Tax Agency discovered from information posted on LinkedIn that the Swedish man, from the well-to-do area of Djursholm, Stockholm, had not revealed all the details of his income on his tax report.
The letter had informed the tax agency that the man may have additional income from a company registered in the British Virgin Isles that deals primarily with biomass products. The man had listed on LinkedIn that he had been working for the company since 2004.
The person who informed the tax agency had documents that supported the allegations, prompting the agency to involve the Swedish police financial crimes division. According to the letter, the man owed taxes from 2008 amounting to over five-million kronor ($750,000). The agency's investigations also found that the company had paid for a silver Porsche 996 Turbo.
The agency also reviewed the wife's accounts and discovered wire payments from various foreign countries going back as far as 2007.
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