Afrojack, the Dutch superstar DJ might be in some hot water due to mistakes made by his tax advisor, as his own role is being investigated.
The Dutch tax specialist for both Afrojack and Tiësto is under investigation by the Dutch Fiscal Information and Investigation Service for embezzling millions from his clients. At the time of the article, there were no signs that Tiësto was under investigation, unfortunately, Afrojack could be in some trouble.
Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf has reported that Afrojack, real name Nick van de Wall, is currently being investigated in the case. The Dutch investigation service conducted a house search at his former manager’s residence, in an attempt to find any correspondence between the DJ and his tax advisor regarding the alleged embezzlement.
Afrojack has previously stated he was shocked by the arrest of his tax advisor and he is unaware of any illegal tax affairs. Since Afrojack is a part of the allegations, he has refrained from commenting any further and put all the responsibility on his tax advisor.
At this point, it is questionable whether Wall, apart from the accusations, can be held responsible for the alleged fraud his tax advisor committed. In principle, one remains personally responsible for their taxes, even when you outsource a tax advisor. Personal blame, however, often depends on the client’s knowledge and intention of embezzlement. Therefore, it is yet unclear whether Wall will be held personally responsible and whether he will need to pay a fine or additional taxes. Stay tuned to find out more.