Tax evasion probe launched in Leningrad Region

The Leningrad Region Office of the Investigative Committee has opened an investigation in evasion of taxes on a very large scale under Part 2, item “b” of Article 199 of the RF Criminal Code.

According to investigators, a CEO of a company based in the town of Tosno, Leningrad Region and registered with the Tosno District Tax Inspectorate, to evade paying taxes by means of understating the VAT, made it look like the company had worked with subcontractors and illegally used VAT deduction in 2016 and this way evaded paying more than 15 million rubles in VAT.

At present, investigative operations are underway to find out all the circumstances surrounding the incident and to compensate for the damage done to the federal budget.