Alleged Tax Avoidance: Car Owner Pays the MRA
10 August 2013 - Défi Media Group
After the collapse of the tax fraud case on luxury cars, many people who have benefited from 'Returning Citizen Scheme' other currently find themselves in trouble.
The Mauritius Revenue Authority (MRA) has done a survey of these people. Photos and videos to support the investigators have the call for an explanation. One, is a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of a private company on this list. He rides in a German sports car model.
Please note that owners of big cars, which have circumvented the tax to benefit from excise duty, have already contacted the MRA to signify their intention to repay the money as soon as possible. We learned from a source from the MRA someone who undervalued his car has already paid millions of rupees he had benefited as excise duty. He was able to take his car.
On Thursday, two customs officials were summoned by the Central Criminal Investigation Department (CCID). The investigators wanted clarification on their involvement and also how this exercise was done the day the Mercedes Benz SLS 63 AMG cleared customs in February 2011. The CCID satisfied with their release, were allowed to return home.
In a statement, the businessman Thierry Lagesse highlighted that has hampered any law and even less on the import of vehicles. He reiterated the strictly private character of his use of this Mercedes.
He hired Mr Rajahbalee Iqbal, Sanjay Bhuckory and Jason Harel in this investigation. The press reported that lawyers have already contacted the assistant police commissioner (ACP) Pregarsen Vuddamalay Central CID and informed the return of their client countries at the end of August. The lawyers have meanwhile made an appointment with investigators for Monday, August 12, to establish a schedule.
Pending the arrival of Thierry Lagesse, others will be convened in the wake of the investigation of alleged tax evasion of luxury cars. Some are two owners of a Porsche Panamera and Porche Cayenne SUV.
At this point, two people were arrested. This is Ashish Kumar Seeburrun and Dhaniswar Toolsee.
The first preferred to keep his right to silence while the director SS Motor Point Dhaniswar Toolsee is confessed. It involved Thierry Lagesse on the undervaluation of his Mercedes. He explained that he had pocketed Rs 450,000 to import this car but he got only Rs 150,000. He was released against a bond of Rs 20,000 and signed an acknowledgment of debt of Rs 100,000. Ashish Kumar Seeburrun is still detained. The survey is conducted by Sergeant Bhundoo under the supervision of ACP Vuddamalay.