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Bloggers Valeria and Artem Chekalina became defendants in the tax evasion case.

Bloggers Valeria and Artem Chekalina became defendants in the tax evasion case.

Bloggers Valeria and Artem Chekalina became defendants in the case of non-payment more than taxes 300 million rubles, сообщается в telegram channels столичного Следственного комитета.

“The investigating authorities of the Main Investigative Committee of the Investigative Committee of Russia for the city of Moscow are investigating a criminal case on the grounds of crimes, part of 2 articles 198, part 5 articles 33, part 2 articles 198 CC RF (“Evasion and aiding in tax evasion from an individual”)”, - noted in the department.

Chekalina, being an individual entrepreneur, since July 2020 years to July 2022 applied the simplified taxation system, which allowed income limits in 150 million rubles.

After receiving income from the provision of services for the sale of fitness marathons in the amount much more than the due amount, she refused to pay taxes in accordance with VAT and personal income tax. For this, Chekalina attracted her husband and other relatives to cooperate.. Thus, Chekalina evaded taxes for more than 300 million rubles.

Investigators of the Investigative Committee, together with employees of the GUEB and the PC of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, conducted searches at the place of residence of the defendants. At the moment, the necessary investigative actions and operational-search measures are being carried out., aimed at establishing the involvement of defendants and their accomplices in the commission of other economic crimes.

Previously reported, that Russian public figures propose to exempt businesses from criminal prosecution in the event of reimbursement of unpaid taxes.

Head of the expert center of the organization “Business Russia”, project ambassador “Business Duty Officer” Ekaterina Avdeeva told, what changes are proposed to be made to the article 159 Criminal Code. Now entrepreneurs, who have not paid taxes, most often become defendants in criminal cases of fraud under the general criminal parts of this article.

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