Investigators in the Nizhny Novgorod region opened a criminal case on the fact of evasion of top management of the TNS Energo Nizhny Novgorod company a few years ago from paying taxes in a particularly large amount (Section “b” of Part 2 of Art. 199 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), the website reports TFR
Investigators believe that in 2012, to obtain unjustified tax benefits, “currently unidentified persons from the management of TNS Energo Nizhny Novgorod signed an agreement with PJSC GC TNS Energo on the transfer of powers of the sole executive body. Thus, TNS Energy received management over TNS Energo Nizhny Novgorod, including the right to make electricity purchase and sale transactions on its behalf.
At the same time, both companies “are interdependent persons”, and the contract concluded in 2012 was used to obtain an unjustified tax benefit to PJSC GC “TNS energo Nizhny Novgorod”, according to the IC website. The amount of taxes paid by the TNS Energo Nizhny Novgorod in the Insurance Company in 2014-2016 was estimated at over 1 billion rubles.
TNS Energo Group of Companies is one of the largest private energy retail companies in Russia. The structures included in TNS Energo serve more than 241 thousand companies and over 7.7 million accounts of individuals in 11 regions of Russia - from Karelia to the Voronezh region.
As of the end of 2018, 28.6% of the company’s shares are owned by Sunflake Limited, 25% by Technopromexport IC LLC (65% of CSKA President Yevgeny Giner), 11.6% by TNS Holding LLC, 19.9% VTB and 7% - at the "Guarantor of Energy".