Tax Evasion Enforcement in Italy in 2012

Financial police in Italy arrested nearly 12,000 people in the country who were evading up to $74 Billion (€56 Billion) in taxes in 2012.

Police found 8,617 people who have never paid any taxes ever and owed the government $30 Billion (€22.7 Billion) in back taxes.

Over 16,000 people who were working in the black market and not paying taxes were also discovered by authorities in 2012.

Source:  AFP, “Italy police catch 56 bn euros in tax evasion in 2012,” France 24, January 24, 2013.