By Murat Sultangaliev
Aibat Suleimenov. Photo:season.kzFinancial Police of Atyrau Oblast circulated press release about initiation of legal proceedings against SnabOilStroy LLP for tax evasion amounting to nearly 160 million tenge.
Press release states that the department of financial police of Atyrau Oblast received the statement from tax administration about comprehensive tax audit conducted at SnabOilStroy LLP. The audit established that during the period from January 1, 2005 to December 31, 2009 the company evaded from paying taxes in the amount of 159,9 million tenge by way of entering corrupted data about income and expenses into tax declarations.
On December 28, 2013 the Financial Police Department initiated criminal case against the officials of SnabOilStroy LLP as per Art. 222, item 1 of RoK Criminal Code (“Evasion from payment of taxes and other obligatory payments to the budget from the organizations”).
It is noted in press release that this case had no connection to the criminal case brought against the former governor of Atyrau Oblast Bergey Ryskaliyev. Formally these two cases are not connected: the former local government administration is accused of embezzlement of state funds and property, and the above case is related to tax evasion by private company.
It should be mentioned that the above company was the constant winner of profitable tenders during the rule of ex-governor. And Aibat Suleimenov, the owner of “SnabOilStroy” LLP whose name wasn’t mentioned in the press release, was put on wanted list by Financial Police half a year ago, in June of 2013. On the wanted list there were another 13 persons who were accused of fraud on a major scale as per Article 176, part 3 of RoK Criminal Code.
It is doubtful that the financial books of the majority of disappeared companies’ directors were clean and this is, probably, not the first case in that matter.