The Central office of the Swedish manufacturer of cosmetics Oriflame in Moscow cordoned off by law enforcement agencies that don’t let employees into the building, said the Director Oriflame corporate Affairs in Russia and the CIS Sergey Bolshakov. However, he failed to specify exactly what law enforcement agencies cordoned off the office of the company. “People in the form is not submitted, the purpose of his visit is not known. In the form of acepesa stripe FSB”, — said Bolshakov.
Bolshakov also told that along with security officers came into the office, a crew from NTV, which went on the inside but had already left the building and drove away. “No official complaints, including from the tax authorities, we are as of Friday morning had not received, about the purpose of today’s visit don’t know,” he said.
The interlocutor also said that today in the Central Moscow office Oriflame has been a corporate party, dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the company’s presence in the Russian market. “That’s the way congratulated us on our national holiday,” said Bolshakov, expressing hope that by 15:00 (the time the event was scheduled) representatives of law enforcement agencies will be out of the office.
According to TASS, which refers to the press service of the company Oriflame office in Moscow are searched. “In the office are searched, but the reasons are not yet known to us. Employees work in a regular mode”, — said the Agency interlocutor. Bolshakov in conversation with could not confirm this information.
In the center of public relations of the FSB failed to promptly respond to the request . In a press-service of the Federal tax service said he did not know about the searches Oriflame.
Sources of “Interfax” in law enforcement bodies reported that the Federal tax service of the TFR and with the support of the FSB and the representatives of Rospotrebnadzor “profit at all major offices of the Swedish company”. Inspections are conducted at the head office Oriflame from “Sportivnaya” metro station and main logistics centre in Noginsk situated near Moscow.
A source close to law enforcement, said that the searches involve staff from the economic security Service of FSB and the Federal tax service. About the reasons for the investigation the source refused to speak.
The investigative Committee conducted searches in the premises of the Russian division of Oriflame, LLC “Oriflame cosmetics”, in August 2014. Then they were related to tax inspection in respect of the company.
Russian tax authorities have accused of “Oriflame cosmetics” in the creation of schemes to reduce the tax base. After inspections and searches of Federal tax service (FTS) came to the conclusion that the company listed actual profit under the guise of royalty payments to the Dutch address of the company Oriflame Cosmetics B. V., thereby understating the level of official income.
In the end, “Oriflame cosmetics” was obliged to assess additional tax for 2009-2010 in the amount of 382 million rubles and penalties in the amount of 155,3 million. In March 2014, the company appealed the decision in court. However, in mid-January of this year the Supreme court refused LLC “Oriflame cosmetics” in the appeal to the decisions of the lower courts.