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Operation Crystal: RON 25.2 M in fines. Fiscal Administration forces commercial centres to obey the law

In the first stage of Operation Crystal, the National Fiscal Administration Agency (ANAF) verified 4,030 taxpayers, issued 4,394 fines worth RON 25.2 M and confiscated cash, illicit revenue and goods worth RON 15.23 M, an ANAF communiqué shows.

Moreover, 27 business operators had to suspend their activity for not having electronic cash registers and one for not using electronic cash registers. 221 taxpayers that were illegally engaging in simultaneous bulk and retail trade activities within the same sales area had to suspend one of these activities. Likewise, ANAF ordered 34 distraints worth RON 4.17 M.

At the same time, in order to continue its verifications, 895 taxpayers were asked to show up at the regional headquarters of the anti-fiscal fraud directorate in order to clarify some aspects noticed during the anti-fraud raids. As a result of the verifications, in the case of nine taxpayers the controls were expanded along the line of their whole supply chain.

“On October 19, 2015, ANAF’s Anti-Fiscal Fraud General Directorate started the first stage of a wide-ranging control and monitoring operation that focuses on companies active in wholesale centres in Romania, an operation dubbed “Crystal.” This first stage (October 19 – December 27), which lasted 10 weeks, consisted of the monitoring and verification of taxpayers in 101 commercial centres/markets/warehouses/areas close to wholesale centres throughout the country,” the communiqué reads.

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