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)
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