Man charged $ 750,000 tax after LinkedIn profile reveals secret job

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STOCKHOLM: A man from Sweden has been ordered to pay $ 750,000 (£ 494,000) after authorities discovered he had a secret job via his LinkedIn profile. The resident of Djursholm, an affluent suburb of Stockholm, had failed to declare all sources of income to the Swedish Tax Agency, reports The Local.

The Swedish police’s financial crimes division launched an investigation after they were sent an anonymous letter and paperwork suggesting that the unnamed individual worked for a company in the British Virgin Isles that deals with biomass products. As part of the inquiry, authorities checked the culprit’s profile on professional networking site LinkedIn and found that the man had listed himself as an employee of the company since 2004.

Checks on the man and his wife’s bank accounts also revealed that the couple had been receiving payments from several foreign companies since 2007. The agency has claimed back money as…

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