The new trend of tax services all around the world.
Recently, the news went around the world about what the European Union intensively engaged in catching poker pros, in order to attract them to the tax. This trend became relevant also in Russia.
Recently it became known that inspectors visited one famous Moscow player and asked him to pay taxes and to provide information about his income in poker. The player was seen in the famous match WSOP and the state wants to get prescribed percentage.
At the moment, the name of the poker player was not disclosed, but the story has already made public in the circle of Russian players. Many community members see this as an unfortunate accident, but became aware of a few more visits to a regular player on the international poker scene.
According to unofficial information the tax office, so far, only has access to the off-line players, since in most cases the statistics of players is an online resource in the public domain, where there are data on several thousand Russian players.