A court date has not been set for the band. The top tax rate in Iceland is 46 percent.
REYKJAVIK, Iceland — Members of the Icelandic avant-garde rock band Sigur Ros have been charged with tax evasion three years after authorities launched a probe of the group’s finances.
An indictment issued by the district prosecutor Thursday accused the prominent musicians of submitting incorrect tax returns from 2011 to 2014, evading a total of 151 million Icelandic Krona ($1.2 million).
The band’s four members faulted their former accountant and said they cooperated with tax authorities after learning about the inaccurate tax returns.
In a statement Thursday, they vowed to clear the Sigur Ros name and said the group “regrets seeing the case end up in court.”