Italian ski resort suffers tax crackdown

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Italian ski resort suffers tax crackdown

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An annual salary of 22,000 euros a year won’t go far in the chic Italian ski resort of Cortina d’Ampezzo.

But that’s what 42 local residents told the taxman that they raked last year.

Inspectors checked up on 133 people, many of whom ran businesses in the trendy resort.

Authorities compared car ownership records with tax declarations and sussed that several supercar owners were being economical with the truth when it came to their earnings.

Another 16 people said they earned less than 5,000 a year, whilst 118 sports cars were owned by companies, rather than individuals, in order to pay less tax.