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Italian agents seeking tax cheats target luxury cars

CBC's Susan Ormiston talks with Italian tax inspectors who have the power to pull over drivers and run their data to see whether the owner declares earnings to the tax administration, or whether they are "completely unknown" to the cash-strapped government.
Italian police are making an effort to catch tax cheaters by tracking owners of Ferraris and other expensive cars. 2:39

The CBC's Susan Ormiston talks to Italian tax inspectors who have the power to pull over drivers of expensive cars and run their data.

"We can see if he declares everything to the tax administration, or if he's completely unknown," Col. Davide Cardia says.

The move comes as Prime Minister Mario Monti tries to catch tax cheats, cut waste and increase productivity to battle the country's financial crisis.