The FT is reporting the Heinrich Kieber, the noted informant in Germany's current tax evasion crackdown first shopped is stolen collection of LGT bank records to UK tax authorities
- potentially as far back as 2005.
Kieber was apparently turned down back in 2006 by HMRC. It seems they, at the time, were not interested in paying a so-called whisteblower
(although German authorities give the impression it simply took the Brits too long to make a deal and Kieber simply began shopping for another buyer).
A lot has changed in a few years, it seems. After Germany lead the way British authorities apparently had no qualms about further lining Kieber's pockets - no matter that his information was illegally obtained.
The British treasure stand to collect as much as 100 million pounds in back taxes due to the information provided by Kieber.
Labels: Germany, Heinrich Kieber, HRMC, Liechtenstein, tax evasion