In general, George could pay tax for a non-existent car - its time is more expensive, only the amount surprised: more than 9 thousand rubles! Later it turned out that since 1994 (!) A Dodge-Intrepid car with a 3.5-liter engine capacity of more than 200 horsepower was registered with the traffic police in his name! Hence this amount. George remembered that at about the time he had lost his passport. Another Soviet, "sickle-hammer", which was then planted to him. A few years later I got a new one, but I forgot to think about adventures with the old one. And then, it turns out, someone managed to "take advantage" …
Honestly, the situation was alarming. It’s good that the tax notice came by mail, and not a summons from the investigator, for example. After all, the "double" of George could have done God knows what. For example, knock down a person and hide from the scene of an accident. And let the "owner" deal with the police himself!
Contacting the traffic police or the tax was useless, although we tried to do it. Information about registered vehicles is official and is not subject to disclosure. Let me remind you that when there was a tax on vehicle owners (it was also called “road”), the owner of the car calculated the amount himself and paid through the bank; the cost of horsepower and their quantity were taken into account. Without presenting a receipt for payment, the checkup was not passable and removed and registered with the traffic police. And if the owner of the car sold it for parts or dumped it in a landfill, then he simply stopped paying road tax. Moreover, the car most often was not removed from the register in the traffic police - there was no coercive mechanism.
Now, in accordance with Art. 362 and 363 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation, the tax inspectorate calculates the amount of tax and sends a notification of payment to the citizen. The payer under the law is the one to whom the car is registered.
MAN SIMILAR TO NOTARIUS
But we strayed. Now we are interested in the story of George. As it was found out informally, the new Dodge was registered ten years ago (this is with a maximum power of attorney of three years!), And the attackers also registered the car by proxy. There’s too much risk of going to the traffic police with someone else’s passport (although, of course, if you have “your little man” …). Still, it’s much easier to go to a notary public with him. He can always say that a person came to him who looked very much like a trustee, so he did not have any suspicions. To prove the guilt of such a notary is extremely difficult. Apparently, this is what happened in our case - a man "resembling George" came to the notary, wrote out a power of attorney. And in the traffic police a real passport and a genuine power of attorney have already been submitted. As a result, the car was registered.
What was George to do in this situation? Oral appeals to the traffic police and the tax office are useless. U. could remove the car from the register in connection with disposal (the procedure is described in ЗР, 2004, No. 12), for which it is enough to appear at the traffic police and say that all the documents have been lost and the car has completely rotted somewhere in the country. But, firstly, it would still have to pay a rather big tax, and secondly, the “biography” of this car was completely unknown. It is quite possible that he has already “lit up” somewhere, and as soon as we arrive at the traffic police with a statement on deregistration, the owner will immediately be interested in law enforcement agencies. Go then explain to the meticulous detectives why you began to remove the car from the register, instead of declaring a forgery. That's exactly what we decided to do - to declare a forgery. Together with George, they prepared three statements. The first two - to the prosecutor's office and the traffic police with a request to check the legality of car registration. They asked to notify about the results of the audit “in the established manner”, that is, in writing. The third letter was sent to the tax inspectorate stating what had happened and asking to postpone the tax collection for the time of the inspection in the prosecutor's office and the traffic police. In this case, if you strictly follow the law, George is not required to pay tax for the car, despite the fact that he is registered in his name. According to Article 357 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation, the tax must be paid by the one for whom the car is registered “in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation”. In our case, the legality of the registration of the Dodge caused serious doubts (this is what the prosecutor’s office is checking now!).