Tax Rebates & Refunds

Japanese business owner arrested for teaching tax fraud to employees

February 21, 2013
Posted in Fraud — Written by Geoffrey

A company president from the Japanese city of Tokyo has been arrested after he was allegedly caught teaching his employees how to commit tax fraud.

The Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office has revealed that it has arrested 34-year-old Hiroki Honda, who is the consulting president of the Shinjuku Ward-based company known as Gurobaru Wakusu.

The charge relates to claims that Mr Honda allegedly instructed more than 40 company employees in offices nationwide on methods to fraudulently receive income tax refunds.

It is claimed that he taught workers how to violate Income Tax Law by falsely claiming incurred losses from a second job that they had invented. These made-up losses would then be deducted from the workers’ income and claimed as tax rebates.

It has been alleged that over three years, a total of 25 million yen has been fraudulently claimed in tax rebates using this method.

According to sources, the company was advertising seminars to teach such fraudulent tax evasion methods on its website. These lessons are reportedly being advertised alongside slogans such as: “If you correctly file returns, you can get a refund from overpaid income taxes.”

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