Hải Phòng police seized illegal value-added tax (VAT) invoices, worth US$94.8 million. — VNA/VNS Illustration photo
HẢI PHÒNG — A case of illegal trading of value-added tax (VAT) invoices, with total sales of over VNĐ2.2 trillion (US$94.8 million), was recently discovered, announced Hải Phòng City Police.
On October 29, police caught Vũ Trần Hùng, 61, from Hồng Phong Commune, An Dương District, while he was trading the illegal VAT invoice, according to Vietnam News Agency.
Police seized two VAT invoices of Trường Thành Trade & Production Ltd. Co. and Nam Anh Trade, Investment, Building and Transport Ltd. Co., with total sales of VNĐ800 million and other VAT invoices and economic contracts.
Hùng established the above two limited companies and hired others as directors and Lưu Thị Phượng, from An Dương District, as an accountant.
At the police station, Hùng said that he directed Phượng to make these invoices.
Police also seized four sets of stamps of four companies, two computers and 184 printed invoice books, upon searching Hùng’s house.
Searching Phượng’s house, police seized six invoice books, one computer and other documents related to the illegal trading of VAT invoices.
According to initial investigations, from 2012, Hùng set up and acquired seven companies without any business activities to mainly purchase and sell VAT invoices.
The police are investigating the cases. — VNS