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STS: 20 anniversary of the Anti-money laundering departments

, published 23 July 2021 at 15:23

STS congratulated employees of the Anti-money laundering department with the 20th anniversary of its foundation.

Prevention and counteraction against money-laundering and financing of terrorism, detection of masking illegal origin of proceeds and sources of their acquisition – these are the main areas of work of this department.

Director of the Anti-money laundering department Oleksiy Londar noted that as of today more than 80% of researches carried out by the department become a basis for criminal proceedings and determination of damages caused to the state as a result of illegal activities.

Only in the first half of 2021, the number of 900 research materials was used in the pre-trial investigations of criminal proceedings. The investigated amount of legalized funds for 2021 amounted to 3.8 billion UAH; total amount of losses is 4.2 billion UAH.

“Today, shady deals aimed at tax evasion, embezzlement and further legalization of funds are becoming more complex, multi-stage and are a real threat to economic security. Therefore, today it is necessary to pay primary attention not to one business entity, but to schemes, to understand their logic, causal relationship of its elements and to document the violation facts” – stated Oleksiy Londar.

Colleagues from the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine, the Security Service of Ukraine and the National Police congratulated employees of the Anti-money laundering department of the State Tax Service of Ukraine.

It should be reminded that the Anti-money laundering department and its regional divisions were established in July 2001.

Its specialists collect, summarize and transmit information to the State Financial Monitoring Service of Ukraine on financial operations that may be related to money-laundering and implementation of international programs in the counteraction against money-laundering.

 

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