Thursday, September 25, 2014
The Telegraph, Argentina Uses Drones to Root Out Wealthy Tax Evaders:
The Argentine government has used drones to catch out wealthy tax evaders who had not declared mansions and swimming pools.
Unmanned aircraft were dispatched over an upper class area of Buenos Aires and discovered 200 homes and 100 pools that had not been detailed on returns.
Tax officials said the drones took pictures of luxury houses standing on lots registered as empty.
The evasions found by the drones amounted to missing tax payments of more than $2 million and owners of the properties have been waned they now face large fines.
(Hat Tip: George Mundstock.)