Foreign Ministry mum on questions about Gold’s taxes, says case closed from its perspective

The Foreign Ministry declined to respond Thursday to a Haaretz story alleging that its new director general Dore Gold concealed during the vetting process for his job a NIS 200,000 penalty he paid to the tax authorities in 2009 to resolve suspicions of tax evasion.

According to the report, Gold denied during the vetting process for the top foreign ministry post that he had ever had to pay a penalty for tax offense, even though he did so. The report said Gold, when asked about the matter, characterized it as an “innocent mistake” that was made when filling out the form with the Civil Service Commissioner, and that the mistake was corrected.

The spokesman said that from ministry’s perspective, the case is closed.


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