EU–Denmark-Offshore Accounts

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark has received data leaked from a Panamanian law firm that helped customers open offshore companies to avoid paying taxes, authorities said Thursday, adding they paid nearly 6 million kroner ($902,500) for it.

Jim Soerensen, an official with the Danish Customs and Tax Administration, said they “were given permission Sept. 9 to run through the material before we paid.”

Soerensen said they now will “go deeper” to see whether people in the documents should be investigated for tax dodging.

“I can’t speak on behalf of other countries, but I can say that we in Denmark are open about what authorities here do,” he told The Associated Press. “Contact with the anonymous source was made through another country.” He declined to name the source or the country, but said contacts

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