Tax office targets Curacao savers

The tax office is to ask several hundred Dutch nationals with money in the First Curacao International Bank to explain where the cash came from, news agency ANP reports on Thursday.

Details of Dutch account holders came to light following a tax office investigation into the bank, whose management are suspected of money laundering and tax fraud.
The bank is said to be the centre of ‘millions of transactions with a combined transaction value of €900bn’, the finance ministry was quoted as saying.
That research led to the indentification of some 6,000 bank account holders, mainly foundations and trusts, but also private individuals who are liable for Dutch tax. They will all now be contacted, the ministry said.

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