Professor of tax law leaves over tax fraud

Professor of tax law leaves over tax fraud

Ruben Freudenthal left his position as professor of tax law per January 1, after the Public Prosecution Service (OM) fined him 50,000 euros for attempting to commit tax fraud.
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Door Giulia Fabrizi

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According to the OM, Freudenthal deliberately provided incorrect and incomplete information when the tax authorities audited a property management business belonging to Freudenthal and a partner. 

Withholding records

The tax authorities suspected Freudenthal of withholding records on the business activities in 2014. They asked him to provide this paperwork, but he claimed no such paperwork existed and that the business wasn’t obligated keep records. 

However, the tax authorities said it was. A year after Freudenthal denied the existence of the records, the former professor forcibly handed over the paperwork. 

Exemplary role

The OM is taking the case seriously, since Freudenthal has an exemplary role as professor of tax law. 

Freudenthal, who is also a partner in accounting and tax consultancy firm Mazars, decided to resign from his position as professor at the UG per January 1.

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