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  • Seeking advice on tax evasion.

    Somewhat seriously. I mean, take a look at former Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama who was called out by Kaoru Yosano as the "Heisei King of Tax Evasion (平成の脱税王)" in the Diet; he not only got charged for only a fraction of the period he was evading taxes [eg. the maximum of 8 years at around $1.8 million a year - around Y15 million a month] but he even got a partial refund.


    And, more recently, we even get someone not so high-born & politically-connected but connected nonetheless - 2-channel founder Hiroyuki Nishimura allegedly evading Y100 million in income:

    http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/201...for-tax-dodge/

    NATIONAL
    2channel founder hit for tax dodge
    KYODO
    AUG 24, 2013


    The founder of 2channel, the online bulletin board, has paid some \30 million in tax penalties after failing to declare around \100 million in income, sources close to the matter said Saturday.

    Hiroyuki Nishimura, 36, said he handed over the bulletin board service to Packet Monster of Singapore in 2009. Since then, advertising revenue from 2channel collected by his Tokyo-based Internet-related firm has been transferred to Packet Monster.

    The revenue surpassed \300 million between 2009 and 2012, and between 2009 and 2011 Nishimura received over \100 million in remuneration from Packet Monster, declaring it as his own income.

    For 2012, Nishimura declared another \100 million in income, but the Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau determined the remaining \100 million was also Nishimura’s income, the sources said.

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    So this thread is about how to evade taxes in a manner that even if you do get caught, the punishment will be less than if you paid properly in the first place? Nice idea for a thread

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    • #3
      Unfortunately being foreigners, we do not get a pass. If anything, we get the book thrown at us !

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      • #4
        It's fairly simple isn't it? White collar crime isn't policed or punished rigorously, if at all. White collar crime committed by people with lots of money hardly even raises a whimper by the time that the crooked lawyers and accountants in cahoots with supine regulators have done their job.

        Welcome to 21st century market capitalism. The objective is to get yourself into the walled city somehow and then contribute to deportations and building the walls yet higher.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Esoteric View Post
          So this thread is about how to evade taxes in a manner that even if you do get caught, the punishment will be less than if you paid properly in the first place? Nice idea for a thread
          ...which to be clear is not an endorsement in any manner whatsoever of evading taxes, or any other illegal activities.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Esoteric View Post
            ...which to be clear is not an endorsement in any manner whatsoever of evading taxes, or any other illegal activities.
            No endorsement or approval but, wouldn't it be nice if we could take one of these people to the cleaners? Or at the very least help SG get back the 50 million the FSA and Revenue Canada extorted out of him.

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