Many people associate the topic of tax evasion with celebrities who “end up” in prison for a certain period of time with a lot of hype in the tabloids. We remember, for example, soccer managers, ex-professional tennis players or star chefs who were tried for tax evasion, sentenced to prison and had to spend some time in jail.
However, tax evasion is by no means a crime that only affects the “rich and famous”. Ordinary citizens and entrepreneurs can also find themselves accused of tax evasion – and sooner than they think! – be accused of tax evasion. This can happen if tax returns are not submitted on time, if there is a suspicion of bogus self-employment or if you have received child benefit without authorization. There are many ways to commit tax evasion – for everyone.
In this article, we have compiled the most important information on the subject of tax evasion so that you know when the ice becomes thin, i.e. when you could be threatened with criminal tax proceedings, and how you should behave in such a situation.