TAX EVASION AND MONEY LAUNDERING AS A SET OF CRIMINAL OFFENCES

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  Nataļja Pašina

  Edgars Golts

Abstract

Article is the author's cooperation project after the coauthor's successful master's defence, by supplementing the study with new knowledge. Based on the assessment of the “MONEYVAL” Committee on the Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing of the Council of Europe, Latvia faces and continues to face the risks of money laundering and terrorist financing. In order to alleviate these risks, various measures are being taken in the State, including by making amendments to the laws and regulations and directly in the Criminal Law and the Law on the Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorism and Prohibition Financing. Tax evasion is a predicative offence laid down in article 218 of the Criminal Law, committing and legalizing funds, thus committing a criminal offence in article 195 of the Criminal Law – money laundering. In view of the fact that tax collection provides revenue in the national budget, the risks of tax evasion are considered to be a significant encroachment on public and public interest. The consequences of tax evasion affect the entire company, in the interest of which it is expected that the State budget receives all the payments due to it. In protecting the public budget and public welfare, the legislature established criminal liability for offences in the field of taxation. The object of the Master's work is the settlement of criminal relations in the field of taxation and the economy. The subject of the Master's work is the criminal legal norms of criminal offences such as tax evasion and money laundering, law doctrine and jurisprudence. The work analysed the provisions of criminal law, compiled legal literature findings and case law. In addition, there is a view of the problem of the problem of criminal law in connection with the confiscation of virtual currency, as well as the risks of tax evasion, identified problems, gaps and offered solutions.

How to Cite

Pašina, N., & Golts, E. (2021). TAX EVASION AND MONEY LAUNDERING AS A SET OF CRIMINAL OFFENCES. Baltic Journal of Legal and Social Sciences, (1), 38-50. https://doi.org/10.30525/2592-8813-2021-1-4
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Keywords

taxes, tax avoidance, laundering, community of criminal offences

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