Slovnaft audit fails to find breach of tax regulations

TAX audits carried out at oil refinery Slovnaft failed to find any violations of the law, Slovnaft spokesperson Hana Šimková told TASR on March 3. Šimková made the announcement after the Bratislava Customs Office (CU BA) was consulted in connection with the rendering of guarantees for consumer taxes.

"Slovnaft confirms that it has no information at the moment that CU BA intends to impose a fine for breaches of tax regulations," said Šimková. Last week, the opposition Smer party claimed that Finance Minister Ivan Mikloš wanted to introduce an amendment to the act on consumer taxes on mineral oil that would reduce the Sk10 billion (€269.5 million) fine levied on Slovnaft by as much as 80 percent, depriving the state of some Sk8 billion (€210 million).

Smer leader Robert Fico also said that he would ask the prosecutors' office to begin an investigation into whether any abuse of public office had taken place, and called on Premier Mikuláš Dzurinda to dismiss Mikloš. The finance ministry has denied all of Smer's allegations, calling them unsubstantiated.

Compiled by Marta Ďurianová from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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