In the first quarter of 2015, the Anti-Tax Fraud Directorate of the National Tax Administration Agency (ANAF) checked 880 high-risk businesses and drew up 885 criminal reports for damages incurred estimated at RON 2.6 billion.
“The business operators we checked were specialising in retail trade construction and agri-food vending. The value of damages is estimated at RON 2.6 billion, for which liens were placed on the reported economic operators to the tune of RON 877 million,” ANAF reports in a press release.
Compared with the year before, a 38.07-per-cent rise was recorded in the number of criminal reports submitted to the Tax Inspection Directorate – from 641 to 885, and a 119-per cent surge in the amounts of liens – from RON 399.3 million to RON 877.1 million.
In 2014, ANAF tax inspectors reported additional differences in tax dues of nearly RON 14 billion, up 50.7 per cent from 2013; claims worth nearly RON 9.2 billion related to the criminal reports submitted to the relevant public organisations for continuing prosecution, up 55.5 per cent from 2013; liens of nearly RON 3.7 billion, up 26.5 per cent from 2013, as well as dwindling tax losses of some 1.6 billion, up 36.3 per cent from 2013, reads the release.
“As far as the size of fines issued is concerned, which totalled RON 24 million in 2014, a rise of 15.9 per cent was recorded from 2013, while the estimated value of impounded assets and cash stood at RON 22 million, up 294.2 per cent from 2013,” reads the release.