Saturday, November 11, 2006

india battles tax evaders

Indian Finance Minister P. Chidambaram has announced that sophsticated new search engines willl be used to ferret out tax evaders. According to the Minister, tax evaders tend to think of themselves as "clever," but "we have more information than you think we have." The war against tax evasion proceeds on many levels in India: while Chidambaram discussed computer models the Taxprof website recently discussed a program to use eunuchs--a term which apparently has a wide application in India--to gather information about tax evaders on a less high-tech basis. As they say in Washington, an integrated approach works best.


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