Half a billion tax invasion case against two top directors of Shreeji Enterprise Limited has failed to proceed due to documents hitch.
Nairobi Senior Principal Magistrate Martha Mutuku was told that, KRA have not supplied defence with documents to enable them prepare for the trial.
The magistrate directed the matter to be mentioned on Wednesday to confirm compliance. However , accused persons attendance was dispensed with and only their lawyer will attend the mention.
Top directors of Shreeji Enterprise (K) Limited are charged with over half a billion tax evasion.
Dhaval Vinoodbhai Soni and Shreeji Enterprises (K) Limited are accused that , on diverse date between 20 of January to 20 December 2017 being Director of Shreeji Enterprise (K) Limited, a liability company jointly and knowingly claimed value added tax relief not entitled amounting to Ksh. 454,867,754 from commissioner domestic taxes.
Shupathiraju Maheswara Varma is accused that on diverse dates between 20 of January 2016 to 20 December 2017 being the financial controller of a Limited Liability Company namely Shreeji Enterprises Kenya Limited aided the said company in preparing false books of account, thereby affecting payment of corporation tax amounting to Ksh.980,483,632 to the commissioner domestic tax.
Mr Varma is also accused on the same dates being financial controller of Shreeji Enterprises Kenya Limited aided the said company in preparing false books of account, thereby affecting payment of value added tax amounting to Kshs.454,867,754.
Prosecution accused Dhaval Vinobhai Soni and Shreeji Enterprises Kenya Limited that, on diverse dates between 20 January 2016 to 20 December being the director of Shreeji Enterprises Kenya Limited jointly and knowingly made incorrect statement in value added tax amounting to Kshs. 261,870,642 to the commissioner Domestic taxes.
Both the company and Dhaval Vinobhai Soni are facing othe three similar charges.
They appeared before Nairobi Principal Magistrate Martha Mutuku where they pleaded not guilty to the charges.
They are out on a cash bail of 1 million and a bond of 5 million pending hearing and determination of the case.
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