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Additional "envelope" (behind the counter) wage payments were also widespread.

A minor scandal erupted when it became clear that swedish banks had in the Baltics allowed people to borrow against their behind the counter income. Blew over quickly though.

Did any of the Baltic countries tax authorities crack down on this habit of behind the counter pay? That could also explain an increase in open wages.

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by A swedish kind of death on Fri Sep 4th, 2009 at 07:14:07 AM EST
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