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Top Belgian taxman faces tax fraud claim

Published on 07/06/2004

7 July 2004

BRUSSELS – One of Belgium’s most senior tax inspectors is under investigation – for tax evasion, it was reported on Monday.

Flemish daily Het Laatste Niews said Brussels prosecutors are currently investigating Alfons Van Den Abeele, a senior official in the Belgian tax service.

It is alleged that Van Den Abeele, among other things, claimed for EUR 115,000 in bogus expenses on his 2002 tax return, that he has a non-declared bank account in Luxembourg and that he passed confidential tax information to friends and acquaintances.

It is also alleged that he asked one of his subordinates to hide his tax file in order to avoid an investigation.

Van Den Abeele denies all of the charges.

[Copyright Expatica 2004]

subject: Belgian news