According to the Icelandic band Sigur Rós brought an error to their accountant with them in the problems, resulting in 8 million dollars in assets by the government were frozen. The Icelandic magazine The Reykjavík Grapevine message that the three members of the postrockband now acquitted in the investigation of tax evasion. The band would be the amount been refunded.
The members of the band deny that they have something to blame. According to them, this is a fault of their accountant on the basis of the problems. Georg Holm told the Icelandic newspaper Morgunblaðið that the investigation is “a disruptive and extremely costly thing for us.” “We thought that we have a good relationship with that accountant, we trusted him completely, until he showed some documents, not on time had submitted. This is nothing less than a complete disaster, of which we knew not until we are at the height were asked by the commissioner”, he added to that.
A large part of the amount of 8 million dollars, frozen by the government, belonged to the singer and guitarist Jónsi. The assets consist of thirteen properties, two motorcycles, two cars, six bank accounts and shares in three companies. In a statement to the American music magazine Pitchfork says the band that they have “nothing to hide and still fully cooperated with the tax authorities to all of the problems done”.