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September 26, 2023[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Baghdad/Al-Masala Al-Hadath: The Border Ports Authority announced, on Tuesday, the seizure of more than 1.3 billion dinars in a fraudulent tax receipts operation.
The authority said, “In coordination with the presidency of the Basra Federal Court of Appeal, it seized a fraudulent operation in tax receipts that resulted in a waste of public money amounting to 1,330,207,000 dinars,” noting that “based on the government program that emphasized combating the corruption pandemic and based on The supervisory and auditing role of the Border Ports Authority. The Authority’s cadres, with direct follow-up by the Chairman of the Authority, Major General Dr. Omar Adnan Al-Waeli, were able to detect tampering and forgery in revenue receipts and tax deposits in the tax unit of the northern port of Umm Qasr, which caused a waste of public money.
She explained that “the process of controlling forgery was carried out by matching and auditing the receipts collected by the tax unit at the border port with the tax receipts sent by it to the headquarters of the General Authority for Taxes, and after boycotting and comparing them through a joint committee and in direct coordination with the head of the General Authority for Taxes, it was proven.” The crime of forgery that resulted in a huge waste of public money in the amount of one billion three hundred and thirty million two hundred and seven thousand dinars, with the offer that this amount is for samples of companies and for a period of three months only,” indicating that “the method was presented to the Presidency of the Basra Federal Court of Appeal, which in turn referred the file to the Court of Appeal.” The third Basra investigation to conduct a fundamental investigation into the importance and seriousness of the crime, according to the spatial jurisdiction, and work is underway under the supervision of the judiciary to audit all companies retroactively for the previous months and years through a committee from the Border Ports Authority and the General Tax Authority.”
The authority confirmed that “these measures by the Border Ports Authority come to prevent anyone from harming the state’s revenues and to thwart any manipulation or forgery carried out by weak-minded people, and all criminals will be punished according to the law.”
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