The Italian Almanac

tax inspector? keep your receipt ready

Italian News - August 5

Tax authorities have taken a novel approach to tax fraud in beach-side bars in Italy. They have sent sexy female tax inspectors deep undercover to pose as bikini-clad holidaymakers in the tourist region of Liguria to see if bars and restaurants were issuing customers with proper receipts.

Italian news reported that the trial project was so successful that it would be expanded to the rest of the country. It is estimated that Italy loses millions of Euro a year in tax fraud by companies which do not give out proper receipts to customers.