Detectives of the Economic Security Bureau of Ukraine exposed a tax evasion scheme in the amount of UAH 52 million by officials of the Ukrainian representative office of the world-famous taxi brand.
The investigation established that the funds that the foreign company sent to Ukraine to maintain a taxi service representative office and pay for the work of partner drivers were illegally cashed out.
The director and chief accountant of the company organized a scheme whereby payments were made to the accounts of a number of individual entrepreneurs as payment for non-existent "information and intermediary services".
This allowed them to avoid paying taxes to the state budget in full. The amount of tax evasion was established at UAH 52 million.
Detectives are currently establishing all the circumstances of the criminal offense and the full range of people involved in the scheme.
For reference: In January-February 2023, based on the results of identifying risks in the field of taxation, 55 analytical products and 10 analytical reports were created and sent to the ESBU detective units for a total amount of probable budget losses of UAH 3.2 billion.
As a reminder, the ESBU recently sent to court an indictment for tax evasion in the amount of UAH 22.6 million. For more details, please follow the link https://esbu.gov.ua/en/news/esbu-sent-an-indictment-to-the-court-for-tax-evasion-in-the-amount-of-uah-226-million