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Germany searches bank association over share dividend trades

Allegations of tax evasion over so-called cum-ex transactions

04 August, 14:30
(ANSA-AFP) - BERLIN, 04 AGO - German investigators were searching the offices of the country's banking association on Tuesday in relation to a multi-billion-euro share dividend tax fraud scandal. The public prosecutor's office in Cologne said searches are being carried out at the Berlin and Frankfurt offices of the Association of German Banks over allegations of tax evasion over so-called "cum-ex" transactions. "The proceedings are not directed against the association's managers or employees," the Cologne public prosecutor's office said. "The search is intended to find evidence that may be important to the ongoing investigation and to further clarify facts," it added.

The association, which represents more than 200 private commercial banks, said: "We are cooperating fully with the authorities." First exposed in 2017, the scam involved numerous market participants quickly exchanging shares amongst themselves around dividend day, in order to claim multiple tax rebates on a single payout. (ANSA-AFP).

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