Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Tax evasion court case begins in Yekaterinburg

The Sverdlovsk regional branch of Russia's federal court service has begun criminal proceedings against a Yekaterinburg resident charged with tax evasion under Russian criminal code 177.

The courts initially sanctioned the resident for tax evasion in 2010, but were forced to begin criminal proceedings following the resident's unwillingness to pay back taxes and court fees totaling approximately $142,000, Ural Business Consulting reports.

Federal court service officials gave the Yekaterinburg resident several opportunities to repay the debt, issuing several warnings and court warrants. Evidence in the 2010 court case showed the defendant receiving stable income, and inability to pay is not considered a factor in the criminal case, according to Ural Business Consulting.