Gasoline was also mentioned in the Italian-made pump scandal, which was revealed by Italian journalists.
Reporters from the RAI Radio Report Report investigated the emergence of pumps that offer fuel in Italy at unusually low prices. Low prices can be offered because state-owned commercial fuel brokers don't pay the specified VAT. According to RTV SLovenija, Petrol will sell millions of tons of fuel to criminal agents.
Cheap fuels come to Italy through various illegal routes, while only gasoline is legitimate.
"We are talking about the net profit of criminal organizations, which amount to six billion euros. The center of the deal is in Slovenia, because the fuel comes from that,"
is an Italian journalist
told the Slovenian RTV correspondent
As many as 90 percent of the tanks that run fuel to the brokerage company from Roma Max Petroli Italy have Slovenia and Croatia number plates. Italian companies in Slovenia do not need to pay fees, so they bring fuel to Italy without paying VAT. Mottola said that when selling pumps, the company collects VAT and then disappears without paying VAT to the state. Mottola added that he did not blame Petrolu directly, which was also agreed by Italian investigative authorities.
Mottola said that the business volume from Slovenia to Italy had increased exponentially.
"Gasoline is accepted for its customer brokers who are no longer dealing with oil companies in Italy. It would be better if Petrol would be more careful with whom it does business, given that the biggest part of all these problems with tax evasion comes from Slovenia
Mottola added, adding that gasoline gasoline import tax avoidance came in Austria.
Gasoline: All sales are transparent
Gasoline told Slovenian television that the sale of oil products to Italy was transparent, as evidenced by accounts and contracts. They only sell to companies that have bank guarantees. At the same time, they added that their responsibility ended with the sale of fuel, what the traders did after this, they did not know.
The Financial Authority explained that when selling goods to Italy, value added tax is paid in Italy. It is the duty of Slovenian sellers to notify competent Italian authorities to verify that VAT has been properly billed.