German authorities secured a trove of tax data from Dubai, Finance Minister
The Central Federal Tax Office paid about 2 million euros ($2.4 million) to purchase the data from an anonymous source, Der Spiegel reported. German state governments have previously made such purchases to combat tax fraud.
“Tax evasion is not a trivial offense, but a criminal act,” Scholz told reporters in Berlin on Friday. “We don’t tolerate this.” He didn’t provide specifics on how the data were obtained.