As Catherine Rampell has reported, tax prosecutions in this country are falling:
As the Associated Press has reported:
Chinese tax authorities have ordered “X-Men” star Fan Bingbing and companies she represents to pay taxes and penalties totaling $130 million but would spare her from criminal prosecution, state media said Wednesday.
The announcement ended months of speculation over one of China’s highest-profile entertainers since she disappeared from public view three months ago amid reports she was being investigated for tax fraud.
Of the total amount, Fan is being personally fined around $70 million for tax evasion.
The next step is obvious: Outsource the criminal prosecution of tax crimes to the Chinese.
Of course, some people might object.