Hundreds caught with illicit savings after tip

The tax office has tracked down hundreds of Dutch citizens with millions of euros in savings stashed in foreign bank accounts following a single tip-off, junior finance minister Jan Kees de Jager has told MPs.

The tip-off included names, addresses, bank account numbers and phone numbers, De Jager said. Most savers had several hundred thousand euros in their accounts but several have millions of euros secreted away, he told MPs.
The person who gave officials the information will get a reward of several hundred thousand euros, news agency ANP said.
The government has been cracking down hard on people with savings in foreign bank accounts which they do not declare for tax. So far this year, 3,000 people have taken advantage of an amnesty and admitted to a combined €680m in illicit savings abroad.

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