Malta: Tax authorities begin probe into people named in Panama Papers

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June 15, 2016,

The Tax Compliance Unit is investigating an unspecified number of individuals in relation to the Panama Papers leak, with the tax authorities refusing to reveal how many people are under investigation for tax evasion and money laundering.

The finance ministry told MaltaToday that investigations are underway but when asked how many individuals or companies are being investigated, the spokesperson said the tax authorities are withholding further information even from the ministry itself.

“The commissioner has informed us that under the law he is not bound to reveal information to anyone, including the ministry, about who is being investigated or how many people are under investigation,” the ministry said.