Yaroslavl businesswoman got convicted for failure to pay 37 million rubles of taxes

Yaroslavl businesswoman got convicted for failure to pay 37 million rubles of taxes

A 61-year-old former director of Sever-3 company got convicted for tax fraud in Yaroslavl.

The investigation in relation to a 61-year-old pensioner, who evaded paying taxes by submitting sham tax returns while being the director of Sever-3 LLC in the period from 2007 to 2009, was completed in the Yaroslavl Region. She is charged under item (b), part 2 of Art. 199 of the Russian Criminal Code (Tax Avoidance by an organization by providing tax returns and including deliberately false information in the tax declaration, committed on a large scale).

During the investigation, the law enforcement agencies found that in the period from 2007 to 2009, the businesswoman created the appearance of using a selling space in one of the large stores located in the territory of Yaroslavl. In this case, the paperwork related to using the selling space by several retail outlets was aimed at obtaining tax benefits. The financial benefit resulted from the exemption from paying income tax, VAT, as well as unified social tax and property tax from the retail outlet's revenue.

The businesswoman intentionally included false information in the tax returns to evade taxes. As a result of her practices, the state budget fell short of 37 million rubles.

The investigators collected enough evidence of the businesswoman's illegal actions. The criminal case with confirmed indictment has been referred to the court for further consideration on the merits.

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