Pleer.ru suspends operations after tax and FSB audits
One of the largest Russian online stores was suspected of tax evasion.
The online store Pleer.ru suspended operations for 30 days after a joint inspection conducted by the Federal Tax Service and the Federal Security Service, which found systematic violations of the law in the retailer’s activities. In particular, the online store sold part of the goods without the use of cash registers to hide the real profit, Kommersant reports.
“The amount of payments made without the use of cash registers, amounted to one million rubles ($ 15,000) or more for the period from March 19, 2018 to January 2, 2019,” reads the excerpt from the decision of Moscow’s Savelovsky Court of Moscow on administrative violation Aleko T LLC which owns the brand Pleer.ru.
The court qualified the indicated violation under part 3 of Article 14.5 Code of Administrative Offenses.
The online store has already come to the attention of the Federal Tax Service and the FSB – after inspections of the state bodies, the site suspended operations on July 23-24, 2018. In 2014, the Association of E-commerce Companies recognized the Pleer.ru online store as not conforming to the “AKIT consumer service standards,” since the site did not contain information on return policies and specific delivery times.