The MP of Ukraine deliberately avoided paying taxes for more than UAH 97 million (3.5 mln USD). He was informed of the suspicion, Ukrainian Prosecutor General Irina Venediktova said on her Facebook page.
"On my instructions, prosecutors informed the MP of Ukraine of suspicion of deliberate tax evasion committed by a person engaged in entrepreneurial activity without forming a legal entity, which led to the actual non-receipt of funds in the budget on an especially large scale (part 3 of Art. 212 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine)", wrote Venediktova.
Thus, the investigation established that the suspect in 2012 began economic activity on the construction of apartment buildings in the village of Petropavlivska Borshagivka and the village of Sofiivska Borshagivka, Kyiv region, to profit from the subsequent sale of apartments and non-residential premises in them. At the same time, he did not register as a business entity in the form of an individual entrepreneur or a legal entity.
After completing the construction of the houses, as indicated, he registered ownership of 1,221 real estate objects in them. During 2015-2020, a person authorized by him by power of attorney sold real estate and transferred more than UAH 360 million of income from these operations, the Attorney General said.
The suspect declared income from the sale of apartments and non-residential premises as income of an individual from the sale of his own property, and not from entrepreneurial activity, using a tax rate of 5% instead of 18%.
"Previously, according to the expertise, in this way the MP avoided paying personal income tax and value added tax for a total of more than UAH 97 million (12.8 mln USD)," the Prosecutor General said.