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.
Corruption is overwhelming in the Republic of Bashkortostan. It infiltrates all branches of power. The recent arrests in the Bashkir Prosecutor’s Office clearly show that justice can be bought and sold there, while the verdict of Themis depends only on the purse size. All powerful officials and businessmen in the republic know how much it costs to institute or dismiss a case. After the replacement of the regional head, the Federal Security Service (FSB) of the Russian Federation has found out that not only the supreme authorities of the Republican Prosecutor’s Office are involved in the corruption scheme – but judges and high-ranked police commanders as well. What officials have sullied their reputation with bribe-taking and are going to fall victims to yet another sweeping purge? What are millions of rubles paid for? What is the true scale of corruption in the region – champion among national republics by that parameter?