Supermodel and former Leonardo DiCaprio arm candy Bar Refaeli was reportedly arrested and questioned by Israeli authorities over claims she failed to report tens of millions of shekels in income(1 million shekels equals about $257,000) for work she did outside of the country, The Jerusalem Post reports.
Refaeli, who was arrested in Tel Aviv, Israel on Thursday and was reportedlyquestioned for hours by tax officials, is suspected of lying about her residency in order to exploit a loophole statingcitizens of Israel who live abroad do not have to report their incomes from work outside of the country.
Authorities accused Refaeli of registering residences under her brother’s and mother’s names in order to make it seem like she wasnt living in Israel and take advantage of the rule.
AFP reports Refaeli’smother Ziporais also being investigated by authorities under suspicions she used the same loophole.
Refaeli is also suspected of receiving various undeclared perks including free use of cars, living accommodations and discountson things like interior design and her mothers apartment.
After a ruling by the Tel Aviv Magistrates’ Court, Refaeli was released on bail, but she is not allowed to leave the country.
The big question now is whether Refaeli is considered a resident of Israel or, as she told investigators, an expatriate, which enables her to pay significantly less in taxes.
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