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Two groups detained for fraudulent activities with cash registers

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUCriminal Police of Riga Region’s State Police Department has detained two groups of people suspected of fraudulent activities with cash registers and accounting documents with intention of avoiding paying taxes and gaining illegal profit.

A total of 19 people have been detained as a result of a scrupulous investigation, as reported by Latvian State Police.

State Police plans to provide more detailed information about the operation and fraudulent actions carried out by the two groups of people at a press-conference at 14:00 on Tuesday, 22 September.

As previously reported, one of the most common forms of tax avoidance uncovered by authorities in recent years is meddling with cash register systems in order to hide actual revenue and reduce the amount of taxes paid to the state budget.

Violations of this kind are most often uncovered in companies engaged in public catering, dentistry and trading.

For example, in the first four months of 2015, Latvian State Revenue Service carried out 775 inspections in trading and service provider companies that use cash registers in their activities. Violations were uncovered in 65% of all cases. This means companies often employ such illegal means to avoid paying taxes to the state budget in full.


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