NAV busts tire import tax dodgers

Automotive

The National Tax and Customs Administration (NAV) has apprehended a criminal gang involved in the tire trade, writes hrportal.hu.

NAV said that a fictitious network of foreign and Hungarian companies set up by the family from Komárom-Esztergom County imported tires from China that passed through Slovak, Czech, and Hungarian companies to avoid paying taxes.

The network meant the sellers could give the impression that the tires from Chinese imports had been purchased in Hungary, thus avoiding VAT payment.

In addition to causing more than HUF 400 million in damage to the budget, the family gang also gained a competitive advantage over legally operating traders, NAV added.

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