Originally Posted by macaholic_1948
My impression of Italian prosecutors, based on a couple of recent cases receiving international attention is that they don't like tobloseconce they have decided some one is guilty. And, they will keep charging their target with crimes until the court's see it that way.
Usually it is much simpler. They ask to demonstrate something just on the basis of some doubts.
In Italy we receive from "Tax Agency" (rough translation for our tax management authority) the order to demonstrate we have paid certain taxes, even if agency has all the informations. Last time it happened to me was some months ago: I have an hybrid car, since annual taxation for hybrid is someway special, so I decided to pay the tax directly at tax agency offices, but the next year I received order to demonstrate I paid that tax... I showed the paid tax to the same desk.
Originally Posted by asdasd
The US should respond by taxing farrarri not the profits it makes in the US but the total price of sales in its shops.
Taxation in Italy is almost the higher of the world (only a few countries slightly more). For example, for an annual income of 28'000 euros (before taxes) we pay 38% of direct taxation. You have to add annual taxes for house, car, public television, waste collecting, a VAT of 22% on products and a few small other.
If Ferrari manages to being taxed outside Italy, it is a huge gain, so probably Ferrari already does it.
Originally Posted by samdoohickey
This is a good ol' fashioned shakedown. Who said the Italian Mafia is dead. What do we know about the Italian Gov't? They elect corrupt, pedophiles into the office of Prime Minister. They mismanage their finances so badly that they bankrupt the entire country. Why wouldn't they focus on the outsider. It takes far more integrity to point the guilty finger at oneself than an outsider. Especially, an outsider rich beyond their wildest dreams. It must go back to some sort of Roman entitlement that they're the true rulers of the planet because they once had an empire. Nothing there but a bunch of old crabby grandpas with a penchant for the younger life. They do make nice suits, though.
There is no need to insult italians, more than 95% of us are nice people which hates what you quoted. You are right when you say that we badly mismanaged finances, we know it very well, but take into account that even if in such a dramatic and bad guidance, our economy is not small and overall life is good (food, health, environment, culture, art, touristic places). Italians have a lot of individual talent and survival instinct, but totally lack organization and discipline. Sorry for my english, we are bad also at it.