SPANISH POLICE UNCOVER UNUSUAL VEHICLE DUTY AND TAX AVOIDANCE SCHEME

On 22nd May, a news release from Europol reported the arrest of 20 individuals and the seizure of 11 vehicles.  Criminals had acquired high-end vehicles outside the EU and tried to avoid paying taxes by claiming they bought the cars in Italy.  Criminals first bought luxury cars in Switzerland then took them to Spain, thereby evading all the checks and border controls. Once the vehicles passed their annual safety tests in Spain, the members of the network registered the cars with fake documents, pretending they bought them in Italy.

https://www.europol.europa.eu/newsroom/news/police-uncover-unusual-vehicle-tax-avoidance-scheme

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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