Employees of tax police of the SFS in Odessa region exposed the tax evasion scheme and seized a large batch of the footwear and accessories.
Local retailer of the footwear and leather goods who carried out the sale through its own branded retail networks and deliberately evaded payment of almost 5 million UAH of the single tax has been identified within the framework of operation “Rubizh”, “Merezha” and investigation of criminal proceeding under Part 2 Article 212 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
In particular, it was detected that the involved individual imported shoes and accessories to the customs territory of Ukraine with violation of the customs rules. Subsequently, the specified goods were sold to the retail consumers for cash without reflection in financial and tax accounting, through specialized store networks, including through their own website on the Internet.
Herewith, according to the documents in the mentioned shops the business activity was carried out by other individuals-entrepreneurs who actually controlled it and worked as sellers, storekeepers and other employees.
Draft records, primary and accounting documents, as well as the footwear and accessories with the estimated cost of over 30 million UAH were seized as a result of 12 authorized searches conducted in the office, warehouse and commercial premises of the retailer and transferred to responsible storage.
Investigative actions are ongoing.