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Updating! False start. Increased liability on tax evasion
and some other crimes,
and
some other important changes of the Law on Amendments on Simplifying the Pre-Trial Investigation of Certain Categories of Criminal Offences

authors: Alexander Minin, Mariia Kozlenko, Antonina Gorodetska

20 December, 2019 Exclusive

On April 24, 2019, the Law of Ukraine "On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine on the Simplification of Pretrial Investigation of Certain Categories of Criminal Offences" No. 2617-VIII as of on November 22, 2018 (hereinafter referred to as Law No. 2617-VIII) was officially promulgated1.

The name of the Law does not always disclose the changesthat have been made and its possible influence. In particular, such changes may be the increase in criminal liability for tax evasion, unified social tax, and a set of criminal offenses.

So, that entails not just about some kind of technical "simplification", as it was indicated in the title, but also about other important changes. Some of them, which we consider most important for taxpayers and for cases of so-called "white-collar crime", are discussed further.

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