Tax Cobra reveals organised tax evasion racket

TAX COBRA, Slovakia’s special financial law enforcement unit, uncovered an organised three-man group that had been engaged in tax evasion at least since March 2013, causing the state a loss of at least €473,000. Charges against the trio have already been made, and if found guilty the men could face up to 12 years in jail.

TAX COBRA, Slovakia’s special financial law enforcement unit, uncovered an organised three-man group that had been engaged in tax evasion at least since March 2013, causing the state a loss of at least €473,000. Charges against the trio have already been made, and if found guilty the men could face up to 12 years in jail.

The group ran its operations mostly on the Slovak market, but also had connections with the Czech Republic, the TASR newswire learned from Police Presidium spokesperson Andrea Dobiášová on May 21.

“Their illegal activities were securing and procuring tax-related documents such as orders, invoices, delivery notes and transfer orders,” she said, adding that the documents in question were used to cover fictitious deals on agricultural products such as sunflowers, rapeseed, wheat and corn. The details of how the scam worked were not revealed.

(Source: TASR)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

The statue in Paulhan

Interior Ministry will contribute to Štefánik’s statue reconstruction

THE SLOVAK Interior Ministry will allocate €13,200 for reconstruction of the statue of Milan Rastislav Štefánik and the memorial plaque located in Paulhan, southern France.

Health workers want guaranteed salaries across-the-board

SIX professional and labour health-care organisations insist on having legislation dealing with health worker remuneration, sponsored by the Health Ministry, apply to all health workers and not just state hospital…

German Ambassador Thomas Götz

More focus on research would draw investment

SLOVAKIA is not doing enough to support research and development, says German Ambassador Thomas Götz, who represents the country with one of the largest number of investments in Slovakia. 

Milk producers call for support

THE RUSSIAN food embargo, scrapping of EU milk quotas as of April and low demand for milk in China have resulted in an excess of milk on the Slovak market and dropping prices for which farmers sell milk they produce…