San Marino R44 siezed over tax irregularities

San Marino R44 siezed over tax irregularities

12-Oct-2010 Source: Guardia di Finanza

It is more than € 600,000 the commercial value of the brand new American helicopter “R44” of the “Robinson Helicopter” arrested nell’Elba Campo (LI) by the financiers of Naval Operations Department of Livorno, with the active collaboration of colleagues at the Naval Air Group in La Spezia .

The service, in its initial phase, has also seen the involvement of the Society of Portoferraio and the local Customs Agency. In particular, the routine checks in the area, turned in verifying the actual capacity of the income taxpayers, an official of the Guardia di Finanza Naval Operations Section Portoferraio identified and submitted for consideration a prestigious documentary helicopter registered in the Republic of San Marino , stopped at the airport from Elba, where the pilot, a 42-year old accountant in Rome, had “parked” for a few days of vacation on the island.

The financiers, captivated by the initials of San Marino noted on the tail of the helicopter, have deepened their action audit, verifying compliance with the rules governing and legitimize their stay in Italy.

The extensive and protracted info-investigative activity has led to the discovery of non-compliance with time limit of introduction into the Community of the helicopter (well intended for private use in writing a non-EU), all with the aggravating circumstance that his Only one user is found to be an Italian citizen, resident in Rome in particular.

The “shielding” documentary in fact exposed by the financiers of the sector naval base in Portoferraio allowed to bring out the real availability of the helicopter, which was introduced into the Community without having cleared customs and VAT obligations.

The pilot / user was then reported to the Public Prosecutor’s labronica for violations such as smuggling and customs related to the omission of import VAT under Presidential Decree DPR 633/72 and 43/73, while for the helicopter, potentially for the confiscation , seals of the seizure is triggered, operated by the financiers of the initiative and then confirmed by judicial authorities, who took the opinion investigation, also available after the seizure.

The helicopter “R44”, which came online in spring 2008, was built by the U.S. “Robinson Helicopter.” In view of the stands and accessories that it has, it is considered that its value can be over 600,000 €. editor note – the R44 here is registered T7-PPP and is serial number 12318

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