Employees of SBU exposed the majority of importers of fuel and lubricants and liquefied gas in large-scale financial fraud. This is stated in the message Department on the official website.
It is reported that law enforcement authorities documented that businesses that import raw materials from Russia and Belarus, are used to supply controlled off-shore structures.
According to the SBU, commercial structures artificially form a tax credit due to transactions with importers and accumulate a large amount of “shadow” of cash. For the legalization of the transaction, “according to the documents,” products sold through conversion centers. The enterprise, the actual seller of the goods, obtained necessary documentation and cashless money to the accounts, and the envelope passed on illegally obtained cash. Illegal via the mechanism of tax credit for VAT “becomes” fictitious commercial structures and is not formed in the official importers of the products during customs clearance.
“During the next stage of financial transaction conversantly implemented with the use of fraudulent documents, artificially generated tax credit the real sector of the economy. The latter, thus, minimize himself for the payment of value added tax to the state budget”, – stated in the message.
Staff of SBU documented that the attackers carried out the change of nomenclature of the goods on the customer needs. A dummy structure on fabricated documents allegedly bought liquefied gas, and have sold at the direction of the client building materials or non-existent services, noted in the SBU.
According to preliminary estimates of experts, due to the illegal mechanism only through the minimisation of tax in the years 2016-2017, the state suffered damage amounting to more than UAH 200 million.
In the SBU reported that in the framework of criminal proceedings opened under article 205 and article 212 of the Criminal code of Ukraine, militiamen carried out a few dozen authorized searches in the offices and place of residence of the defendants in the case in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Zhytomyr and Zaporizhzhya regions.
“According to their results it is planned the imposition of court arrest for Bank accounts and combustive-lubricating materials, which belong to natural and legal persons involved in the illegal transaction”, – stated in the message.
The pretrial investigation proceeds.
We will remind, earlier today in mass media there was information that law enforcement officers conduct searches in the companies-importers of fuel and lubricants and liquefied gas. These structures can be associated with the fugitive businessman Sergei Kurchenko.
According to OilNews, the searches took place mainly in LPG importers and freight forwarders. Among them: Ukrmetalpostach, freight forwarding company Violana TEK, Ukrgazprom.
Ukrmetalpostach and Violana TEK OilNews confirmed the fact of searches.
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