VAT Fraud Dismantled
At the end of November 2020, Hungarian authorities, supported by law enforcement authorities from Austria, the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic, and by Eurojust, dismantled an Organised Crime Group (OCG) involving large-scale VAT fraud. The OCG had been operating a multi-level company network that managed to re-export items several times and to defraud Hungarian tax authorities by means of false documents. The OCG succeeded in avoiding the value added tax it owed the Hungarian state, which amounted to approximately EUR 8.5 million. The joint action resulted in the arrests of seven Hungarian suspects.