Phone Number Unmasking
International Frauds
Offshore Bank Accounts
Offshore Anonymous Companies – Liberia
Search of Evidence and Alibi Check
International Divorce
Pre-matrimonial Check
Intellectual Property
Voice Analysis Technology Test
Locating Witnesses
Computer Monitoring
Child Abuse and Custody
Asset Protection Planning
Pre-employment Screening
Offshore Companies - Anguilla
Pre-employment Screening
(Reverse) Phone Number Lookup
Business Intelligence
Ship Registration
Counter Espionage
Offshore Companies - Hong Kong
Unfair Competition
Stalking Investigations
Business Intelligence
Background Check
Forensic Science Lab
(Counter) Surveillance
Polygraph Tests
Unfair Competition
Offshore Anonymous Companies - Panama
Offshore Companies - Nevis
Locating Missing Persons
Counter Espionage
Electronic Debugging
Offshore Companies - Cayman
Offshore Companies - Delaware
Theft Investigations
Theft Investigations
Product Counterfeit
Employee Investigations
Foreign Companies
Offshore Companies - Seychelles
Offshore Companies - Bahamas
Due Diligence for Banks and Law Firms
Employee Investigations
Drug Abuse
Covert Investigations
Insurance Claims
Offshore Companies - Belize
Second Legal Passport
Drug Trafficking
Offshore Companies - BVI
Offshore Companies - Panama
Private Interest Foundations
Internet Friend Identification
Spouse Infidelity Check
Armed Robbery Investigations
Divorce Cases Consulting
Product Counterfeit
Kidnapping Investigations
Insurance Claims
Homicide Investigations
Due Diligence for Banks and Law Firms
Bank Account Searches
Extortion and Threats Investigations
Identity Theft Investigations


Offshore World - Panama: Tax Evasion and Telephone Investigations

Panama: Tax Evasion and Telephone Investigations

Panama, tax revenues, wiretap, APEDE, Luis Cucalón, taxpayers, tax evasion, MEF, interception, ANIPIt was revealed that the Assistant Public Prosecutor of Panama, at the request of Luis Cucalón, general manager of tax revenues, has made two wiretaps and that 130 criminal charges were filed against taxpayers over the past three years. All this happened during a meeting that the APEDE, Panamanian Association of Business Executives, held with the same Luis Cucalón.

Although no details were divulged, it is known that certain phone calls between public officials and taxpayers were wiretapped. It also seems that the complaints have been made for tax evasion.
In a press release, the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) of Panama said that in 2010, with the permission of the Supreme Court of Justice, the Public Prosecutor had carried out the interception of mobile phones of several public officials indicated by some taxpayers for bribes collected, undue exemptions and accounts deleted. The press release stated that the officials involved had been dismissed and denounced.
During the meeting with the APEDE, Cucalón explained the new law, prepared by the National Authority of Public Revenue (ANIP), that seeks to give autonomy and that tends to give ANIP a budget of 1% of the revenues of the previous year.
Applying this percentage to 2012 revenues, which were USD 4.7 billion, the ANIP’s budget would then be USD 47 million, while the current one would be USD 15 million. Luis Cucalón was asked what he would then do with the additional USD 32 million and he replied that what the ANIP would not spend will be returned to the State until it will know how to use the additional budget also to pay its staff better and avoid then bribery and tax evasion.