Denmark Says Pension Plans In Tax Scandal Mostly Bogus

Law360 (March 30, 2020, 5:16 PM EDT) -- Denmark's government has told a Manhattan federal court that many of the foreign pension plans being investigated in a $2.1 billion dividend-tax refund scandal were fraudulent and never covered by a tax treaty entitling them to refunds.

In addition, Denmark is seeking to add 16 defendants to the 184 complaints it has already filed in its multidistrict litigation in the U.S., lawyers representing the government said in a filing Friday with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Skat, as the Danish tax authority is known, is seeking court permission to amend those complaints, its U.S.-based attorneys...

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