State Fiscal Service First Deputy Chairman Serhii Bilan announced, Censor.NET informs citing the State Fiscal Service press office.
The clients of the center were the VAT payers from five regions, namely from the cities of Kirovohrad, Kharkiv, Mykolaiv, Odesa and Nikopol (the Dnipropetrovsk region), whom the perpetrators "helped" to illegally form a credit against tax using the companies with features of fabulousness.
The cash in the amount of 2,900,000 hryvnia (about $140,000) and $17,800, 54 seals of the Ukrainian companies and 5 seals of nonresident companies, 17 computers, accounting documents, and two electronic keys to access online banking as well as draft records were seized during searches at the places of the illegal financial activities.
The funds in the amount of 2,000,000 hryvnia (over $95,000) and $ 185,000 were arrested on the bank accounts of the companies.
The total amount of "laundered" money is 1,000,000,000 hryvnia. The investigation is underway.
"We will find each tax dodger, so I advise the real sector of economy not to use artificial credit against tax," Bilan said.