Member of structure of Giner company suspected of tax evasion amounting to 1 billion rubles
No persons have been named in a criminal case at this point.
A criminal case of a large scale tax evasion has been opened against unidentified persons from among the management of the energy company TNS Energo Nizhny Novgorod, the Investigative Committee of the Nizhny Novgorod region’s press service reports.
According to the investigation, the crime was committed in 2012, when to obtain an unjustified tax benefit unidentified at the moment persons from among the management of TNS Energo Nizhny Novgorod concluded with PJSC GC TNS Energo an agreement on the transfer to the latter of the powers of the sole executive body. Indeed, TNS Energo obtained the control of TNS Energo Nizhny Novgorod, including the right to make on its behalf purchase and sales transactions of electricity.
The investigation found that the two companies “are related persons” and the contract concluded in 2012 was used by PJSC GC TNS Energo Nizhny Novgorod to obtain unjustified tax benefits, according to the website of the Investigative Committee. In particular, the company was able to ‘save’ on taxes more than 1 billion rubles in 2014-2016. The offices of TNS Energo and TNS Energo Nizhny Novgorod are searched, according to the Investigative Committee of Russia. The searches are also executed ‘in the place of residence of defendants’, the authorities report. It is known that the group of companies TNS Energo is one of the largest energy sales private companies in Russia, which operates in 11 regions of the country which operates in 11 regions of the country. As of the end of 2018, 28.6% of the company's shares are owned by Sunflake Limited, 25% by Technopromexport IC LLC (65% by CSKA President Yevgeny Giner), 11.6% by TNS Holding LLC, 19.9% by VTB and 7% by Garant Energo. Giner since April 2018 also holds the post of Chairman of the Board of Directors of PJSC GC TNS Energy, reports RBC.
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