HÀ NỘI – Hà Nội police yesterday announced that they had detained two men for investigation in a serious case involving the illegal trade of fake VAT bills and tax evasion.
Trần Văn Toàn, 42, who lives in Hà Nội’s Tây Hồ District, director of the Toàn Hiền Investment Trading Joint-stock Company, and his accomplice Phạm Văn Hưng, the company’s chief accountant, were taken into custody.
The police are also looking for several other people in connection to the case.
Police allege that in 2013 and 2014, Toàn asked Hưng to make a false declaration of payment of many workers’ salaries, evading taxes of nearly VNĐ382 million (US$16,900).
Toàn and Hưng’s accomplice, Phạm Hồng Lâm, director of the Sơn Lâm Transport and Construction Joint-Stock Company allegedly helped them create illegal VAT bills to evade taxes. The Huy Hoàng Company, managed by Lâm, is accused of selling 22 VAT bills to the Toàn Hiền Company with the total VAT of more than VNĐ1.5 billion ($66,600).
To help Lâm, Chu Văn Dũng, Đặng Văn Quyền and Đỗ Văn Tuyền are reported to have founded fake companies to provide these bills. Tuyền himself has established 14 so-caleed "gosh companies" for fake VAT bills since 2004.
Police said that Phạm Hồng Lâm and Nguyễn Tuấn Huy had fled. – VNS