Baku. Agshin Rafigoglu - APA-Economics. Department of Preliminary Investigation of Tax Crimes under the Ministry of Taxes has launched 346 criminal cases on tax avoidance and illegal business in the first quarter of 2015.
According to Analytical-Information Department of the Ministry, 110 of these cases have been launched over materials regarding results of audit on tax evasion and illegal business, 225 cases – over default on tax debts, 11 – over materials received from tax authorities on operative tax control measures on involvement in execution of works prior to labour contract comes into force, sale and storage of goods without excise.
As a result of the investigations, AZN 13,072,100 was transferred to the state budget, up 5.9 times from 2014.
The Investigation Department completed 161 preliminary investigations, 23 persons were sentenced to pre-trial detention. 112 cases have been terminated due to heads of enterprises and individuals fully paid the taxes.
30 cases on 39 persons have been sent to courts.