Revenue Service to try to enforce €9m from new operators of Tokyo City

This past summer the companies running Tokyo City restaurants were liquidated and new operators have been established instead, but the State Revenue Service still plans to enforce €9 million of unpaid social contributions for a time period of 2016-2017 from the company, the Latvian public television reported.

Aizliegtais Paņēmiens (Forbidden Method) program of the Latvian public television said that in summer Resto Court, Restograd and Stollons companies running Tokyo City were liquidated, while the restaurants still continue operations. Two other companies are now running them - Tokyo City and TC-11.

Board members and company owners also have changed.

Along with the criminal procedure launched against two restaurant directors for paying unreported wages, the State Revenue Service has also calculated unpaid social contributions and fines for the time period from the middle of 2016 until the end of 2017.

The State Revenue Service plans to turn to court to prove that the debts should be paid by the new operators of the restaurant chain.

In April, the prosecutor handed over to court a criminal case against directors of two Tokyo City restaurants - Dace Gaspazina-Korecka and Guna Rozicka - for paying unreported wages. 

In case of one restaurant, the unreported wages amounted to €16,274, thus, causing €12,911 loss to the state – €8,050 in unpaid state social insurance contributions and €4,861 in personal income tax. In case of the second restaurant, the unreported wages amounted to €11,026, thus, causing €8,747 loss to the state – €5,454 in unpaid state social insurance contributions and €3,293 in personal income tax.

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