Tax evasion is very common in Argentina and citizens are used to paying for big purchases in cash - but it may not be the best idea!
Argentines tax inspectors are turning their attention to the influx of breast augmentations. They are counting the number of breast implants to calculate plastic surgeons' earnings.
"According to a preliminary assessment, the companies and self-employed people working in the business are suspected of evading 40 million pesos ($10 million) in income tax," said the AFIP tax agency.
Around 125,000 breast implants worth $15 million were imported in 2008 and 2009, as women spent an estimated $170 million on breast enlargement surgery.
And it isn't just the surgeons who are getting the attention of tax inspectors.
TV sets and video players were taken from a luxury cruise ship when it docked in Buenos Aires in December as they were suspected of tax evasion.
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