Tax agency recovered 12 billion euros from dodgers in 2012
More cross checks to come, says agency head Befera30 January, 13:09
"In Italy, tax dodgers are strong and ready to combat new checks that will be in place in the coming months," Befera said at the Telefisco 2013 conference organized by Italy's leading financial newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore. Italy's internal revenue agency has been ramping up pressure on tax dodgers by introducing a new system to flush out evaders through income and spending cross checks, and has slated "approximately 35,000 controls in the next several month", Befera said.
"We are working to strengthen tax and income monitoring to create uniformity for evaluation on a national level," he said.
Outgoing Premier Mario Monti and his government of technocrats launched a drive against tax cheats when they took office in 2011 to gather funds for the bid to emerge from the debt crisis and balance the budget.