Okla. courts get involved in Norwegian tax evasion case
WASHINGTON- The Justice Department and federal courts in six states, including Oklahoma, are trying to find people who are using credit or debit cards in another country.
The department announced that courts in Minnesota, Texas, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Virginia and California authorized the IRS to get involved in the cases.
Authorities say the Norwegian government noticed that U.S. citizens are using debit or credit cards in that country.
However, it is unclear whether or not they are following Norwegian tax laws.
Officials say they believe the account holders may have committed tax evasion by failing to report account information or income on their Norwegian tax returns.
Now, the IRS is serving ‘John Doe’ summons on various banks to access information about the cardholders.