Taxman recovers $35m from cheats

Iras forensic officers distilling relevant data and evidence from computer hard drives in the forensics lab.
Iras forensic officers distilling relevant data and evidence from computer hard drives in the forensics lab.ST PHOTOS: GAVIN FOO
Iras forensic officers unloading documents and other evidence from a van at Revenue House after a raid on a firm.
Iras forensic officers unloading documents and other evidence from a van at Revenue House after a raid on a firm.ST PHOTOS: GAVIN FOO

Raids, forensics tech employed as cases of evasion increase and get more complex

Tax scams may be getting more sophisticated, but this did not stop the taxman from recovering $35 million in taxes and penalties last year from cheats.

Investigators had looked into 243 cases, more than double the 120 from the year before when they were able to claw back $20 million for the state coffers.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 09, 2018, with the headline 'Taxman recovers $35m from cheats'. Print Edition | Subscribe