Europe’s top banks allegedly helped wealthy clients across the continent steal 55 billion euros ($ 63 billion) from multiple governments by making tax reclaims to which they were not entitled, an investigation has revealed. The theft centred around a complex scheme of trading stocks that also involved hedge funds and large international commercial law firms.
Undercover Journalists Uncover ‘the Biggest Tax Swindle in the History of Europe.’
The undercover probe by 37 journalists from 12 countries shows that about a dozen European countries are affected by the tax scandal, but Belgium, Denmark and Germany were hardest hit. France, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland have also seen some damage.