According to a report in the Telegraph, Thailand was recently gripped by the tax evasion case involving former Prime Minister, Thaskin Shinawatra, and his wife, Pojaman. The extent of the tax evasion claims being levied against Shinawatra and his wife is substantial and tax evasion in Thailand, as with elsewhere throughout the world, is being taken increasingly seriously and authorities are being stern in their punishments administered for those who are party to tax evasion. According to the report in the Telegraph, Shinawatra’s wife, Pojaman, was found guilty of tax evasion at the end of July and given a 3 year jail sentence. The pair, however, were granted bail and they fled to England where, until recently, Shinawatra owned the football club. Manchester City F.C. The tax evasion charge that has been bought against them is being taken seriously and the latest developments are suggesting that Thaskin Shinawatra and his wife may be deported in order to face their tax evasion charge in Thailand.
Tax Evasion – A Universal Crime
Tax evasion is fast becoming one of the world’s most talked about crimes as it is being carried out by all quarters from Hollywood celebrities to multi-national companies and it is becoming increasingly apparent that any leniency towards tax evasion is fast becoming a thing of the past. The Shinawatra tax evasion proceedings is a case in point and the Thai government are eager to make an example of Thaskin Shinawatra and his wife for their tax evasion misdemeanours but are struggling to bring the pair back to Thailand to face up to their charges. According to the report in the Telegraph, the Shinawatra tax evasion case centred around a tax free transfer of £1.1 million worth of shares in the family business.
Tax Evasion – Milestone Case
According to the report in the Telegraph, the tax evasion conviction bought against Pojaman Shinawatra was a milestone case for Thailand as it was the first time that such a wealthy and powerful family had been bought to task for the crimes that they had committed. As such, there may well have been a sense of inevitability that the Shinawatra’s would flee the country after their tax evasion conviction was ratified and they were granted bail. The latest developments in the case, however, suggest that some headway is being made by the Thai government with regard to forcing the Shinawatra’s to face up to their tax evasion charges.
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