ABOUT THE TAX POLICE
On October 2, the Verkhovna Rada upheld in its first reading the Bill 1208-2 “On the Bureau of Financial Investigation” as a basis.
Project 1208-2 proposes to separate the service and law enforcement functions of the MRF, eliminate the tax police and optimize the structure and number of bodies responsible for combating crime in the financial sector.
For this purpose, the Bureau of Financial Investigations will be set up – a pre-trial investigation body whose main task will be to prevent, detect, terminate, investigate and disclose criminal offenses related to its subsidiarity.
The BFI will consist of a central office and territorial offices.
Former tax police officers will be able to go to the BFF for the results of the competition.
The Bureau will investigate economic crimes identified in 24 articles of the Criminal Code (Articles 204, 205, 205-1, 206, 206-2, 210, 211, 212, 212-1, 218-1, 219, 220-1, 220-2 , 222, 222-1, 223-1, 223-2, 224, 229, 231, 232, 232-1, 232-2, 233 of the Criminal Code). If during the investigation of these criminal offenses the offenses envisaged by Articles 192, 200, 216, 358, 366 of the Criminal Code are found, the pre-trial investigation will also be carried out by BF detectives.
The BIA will conduct its own search and search activities, and the physical protection of employees will be provided by the National Police.