The investigative Committee of Russia opened a new criminal case about non-payment
taxes of more than 32 billion roubles in the sale of IKEA Einrichtungs
GmbH all shopping centres under its control in Russia,
From the decision referred to by the newspaper, it follows that
the leaders of IKEA Einrichtungs GmbH, an asset management company
Swedish group Europe, are suspected of evasion from payment of
tax with the organization in especially large size (part 2 of article 199 of the criminal code). At
the version of the investigation, the violations were committed in the sale in 2011
IKEA Einrichtungs GmbH 14 shopping centers “Mega” and “Khimki
Business Park” Dutch company Fuprin Holding VI B. V.
The transaction value amounted to 840 million euros, or 35 billion roubles, but in
to investigators, the market value of the properties being sold
was almost five times higher – 162 billion. In addition, when
the conclusion of the transaction, the parties have violated the provisions of the agreement between the Russian Federation and
Germany “On the avoidance of double taxation.” IKEA Einrichtungs
GmbH prior to the sale of real estate was to open a representative office
in Russia and stand on the tax account, but did not, specify in
the decision of the captain Yushkov.
IKEA has denied the charges, reports RIA “Novosti” with reference to
press release law office of AIB, representing the interests of the Swedish
of the company. The company’s lawyers believe that trying it again
to recover the already paid taxes.
“The TFR in the Moscow region outside the box, in contradiction with the current
international practice interprets the provisions of the agreement between Russia and
Germany”, – said the lawyer Dmitry Plasterers. The lawyers stressed
in connection with the fact that IKEA Einrichtungs GmbH is resident in Germany,
income tax the company has paid in the budget of Germany.
The previous criminal case brought on the same facts evasion
taxes, was declared illegal by the Prosecutor’s office of the Khimki and cancelled
7 Oct. In the UK was going to appeal the decision of the Supervisory authority in
the parent organization. This time, the Supervisory authority in the investigation
to intervene has not yet become.