The Investigative Committee proposes to toughen criminal liability for individuals

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The Investigative Committee proposes to toughen criminal liability for individuals
The Investigative Committee proposes to toughen criminal liability for individuals
18 January, 09:50Society
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation is in favor of toughening criminal liability for individuals, said Deputy Chairman of the Investigative Committee, Colonel-General Yelena Leonenko.

"We are in favor of strengthening criminal liability for individuals. Here you need to understand that if a legal entity has evaded paying taxes for a large amount, it will have to answer both in a year and in 10 years, as soon as the trial takes place. And for individual entrepreneurs, no matter how much they hide from the treasury, the statute of limitations for crimes is only two years”, - Leonenko told Izvestia.

The Colonel General explained that with an amount of damage of more than 45 million rubles, an individual entrepreneur can easily avoid punishment. For example, in 2015 in Ust-Ilimsk, legal proceedings on charges of tax evasion by individual entrepreneurs in excess of RUB 125.6 million were terminated due to the statute of limitations expired.

In addition, according to Leonenko, currently the FTS sends the material to the investigator only if the debtor does not compensate for the damage within two months after the claims were presented to him. In the UK, they are sure that this is too long, since at this time the attackers will be able to completely destroy the documentation, as well as withdraw the property.

The Investigative Committee is also considering the possibility of fixing in the Criminal Procedure Code of the Russian Federation the provision on maintaining the arrest of property, if, when sentencing, the victim is recognized as having the right to satisfy the claim, and the claim itself to determine the amount of compensation is submitted for consideration in civil proceedings. In this case, the deputy head of the RF IC is sure, the possible concealment of property will be excluded from the moment the court verdict enters into force until the actual resolution of the issue on the civil claim.

It's worth reminding that one of the most notorious tax cases in the country was the case of the owner of the Taras Bulba restaurant chain, Yuri Beloyvan, who is charged with concealing the organization's funds, at the expense of which tax arrears should be collected. We remind him that in the period from 2014 to 2015, 57 million tax arrears were charged.

Also, we recall that another criminal case was initiated against the former head of the KrAZ board of directors Anatoly Bykov - this time about non-payment of taxes on an especially large scale (77 million rubles).

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