Bosnian Prosecutor’s Office issued Indictment against One Person for Tax Evasion of over Half a Million BAM

Prosecutor of the Special Department for Organized Crime, Economic Crime and Corruption of the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina has issued an Indictment against Omer Tokalić, born on 06 September 1967 in Busovača, a citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

This accused person is charged that, in the period from 2012 to 2016, in his capacity of a founder and authorized person in the legal entity “K&B EKSPORT-IMPORT BUSOVAČA” d.o.o. /Limited Liability Company/from Busovača, he acted contrary to the legal provisions defining the declaration and payment of Value Added Tax (VAT).

The Indictment alleges that the aforementioned accused failed to declare tax via VAT tax returns for the realized turnover in the total amount of BAM 525,215.00, in the manner that he used the right to deduct input VAT when purchasing equipment and facilities of a shopping center in Kakanj, which is contrary to the valid legal provisions, and he traded with various goods without declaring VAT, and he also failed to pay VAT on goods he had kept for his own needs.

The accused is charged with failing to provide information that is of significant influence for the determining the tax liability and providing false information on the acquired taxable income, thus evading to pay VAT in the amount of BAM 525,215.00, which is the amount of the damage done to the budget of Bosnia and Herzegovina and to all the citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In this manner, he committed the criminal offence of Tax Evasion or Fraud, referred to in Article 210, paragraph 4 of the Criminal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The Indictment has been forwarded to the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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