Anti-money laundering department of Main Directorate of the STS in Zaporizhzhia region exposed a large-scale money-laundering scheme, participants of which are enterprises – exporters of agricultural products and importers of the second-hand clothes.
Exporters of agricultural products purchased goods through a number of intermediaries with fictitiousness signs, which, in turn, transferred the non-cash funds to the address of company that has a tax exemption from VAT, as financial assistance. Further, funds were transferred to importers of the second-hand clothes, which were actually sold in cash. As follows, the received cash was used to purchase agricultural products. Total amount of operations amounted to about 30 million UAH.
Employees of the Anti-money laundering department of Main Directorate of the STS in Zaporizhzhia region prevented illegal budgetary VAT reimbursement totaling 4.6 million UAH.
Currently, Main Investigation Division of Main Directorate of the SFS in Zaporizhzhia region is carrying out investigative actions within a framework of criminal proceeding under Part 1 Article 205-1, Part 2 Article 222, Part 2 Article 15 and Part 4 Article 190 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
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