Family jailed for tax dodging

A family from northern Sweden has been jailed for tax dodging. A 67-year-old businessman, his 50-year-old wife and 23-year old son were convicted of bookkeeping offences, serious tax crimes and impeding a tax audit.

Skellefteå District Court said the family had systematically faked the accounts of the two companies they controlled over several years, and withheld payroll tax and VAT worth around 15 million kronor.

The businessman was jailed for four year, his wife for two years and his son for one year. The man was banned from business activities for five years. His wife was given a three year ban.

An employee of one of the family’s companies was sentenced to two months imprisonment for tax crimes.