Center minimize customs payments with a turnover of 200 million UAH were eliminated in Odessa

KIEV. April 23. UNN. In Odessa, suppressed the activity center minimize customs payments (SMTP), the volume of import transactions which amounted to more than UAH 200 million. About it UNN reported in a press-service of the State fiscal service.

In the investigation established a group of people that provided the real sector of the economy services in understatement of the customs value of the goods when they are imported from abroad.

They are charged with violation of the law as regards 2 articles 364 of the criminal code of Ukraine “Abuse of power or official position” (shall be punished by imprisonment for the term from five till eight years with deprivation of the right to occupy certain positions or engage in certain activities for a term up to three years) and part 5 of article 191 UK of Ukraine “Assignment, waste of property or taking to them by abuse of official position” (punishable by deprivation of liberty for a term from seven till twelve years with deprivation of the right to occupy certain positions or engage in certain activities for a term up to three years and with confiscation of property).

In this scheme, the defendants used a number of companies controlled by importers and non-residents, registered in various countries around the world. By order of the citizen-beneficiaries figures produced fake import contracts, invoices and other documents on behalf of controlled entities-non-residents for the import of certain products. In these documents brought inveracious data concerning the value and quantity of goods and materials, which are imported by the controlled resident companies.

Fake documents used during the customs clearance of goods, resulting in significantly underestimated the invoice value of the imported products and the amount of customs duties.

In the future, thus imported goods and materials transferred to customers-beneficiaries and are controlled by physical persons-entrepreneurs who are on the simplified taxation system and carried out the sale of goods in shopping centres and retail outlets in the territory of Odessa region and on all territory of Ukraine.

For products delivered customers paid in cash without the reflection of these operations in the tax accounting, and the established importers imported a tax credit the defendants “implemented”, the real sector of the economy.

The results of sanctioned searches conducted in the office premises and residence of persons involved in Odessa seized 100 prints of non-resident companies, printing companies resident registration documents, primary accounting documents and controlled FSPD and draft records confirming criminal activity, and 129 units of equipment for mining cost more than 2.5 million UAH, electronic media, computer technology, and 25 tons of dried apricots (dried apricots) on 2,5 million UAH

At the moment the question of the seizure of the seized goods. The investigation continues.

Recall that in the capital eliminated the conversion center with a turnover of about 120 million UAH.