Pay as I say, not as I do

A majority of Danes say that paying someone under the table is not just illegal, it is also immoral. Sixty-two percent of respondents in a recent You-Gov survey agreed that it was wrong to buy a good or service without paying taxes on it. Twenty-four percent said they felt it was their duty to make sure that the person they were paying declared the income to tax authorities. The results represent something of a change of heart for Danish taxpayers. Other studies confirm that undeclared work is no longer as accepted as it once was. But according to Camilla Hvidtfeldt, of the Rockwool Foundation, half of Danes still admit to paying someone under the table for a service or good. – Kristeligt Dagblad





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