According to the 87-page tax audit report of the Turkish Ministry of Finance in Istanbul (VERGI INCELEME RAPORU), over the course of years, Lyoness has transferred EURO 16,915,399.49 million alone to Switzerland.
Its bank accounts in Turkey have been blocked and any activity under this name has been prohibited. Lyoness/Lyconet (later myWorld) reacted with the usual wording for years: “One learned from these errors and restructured internally accordingly and adapted the trading conditions…..blabla!” The only problem is that you can rewrite a pyramid scheme to whatever liking of ones, but it will remain a pyramid scheme. If the terms and conditions had indeed been adapted to the legal regulations, myWorld would no longer be able to generate income via the Lyconet money machine.
MyWorld and Lyconet proceeded in their usual manner. The business conditions were rephrased and the financial products that were sold had been given new fantasy names to cause further confusion. That was until the next court determined the non-transparency of the trading conditions and declared them void. Until then, however, myWorld/Lyconet and, for some time now, its “shadowy plants” such as the “Black Diamond Suxess Club”, “Black Diamond Team Hannover” or the “FTP Business Club” will use the time to enlist more people in a sect-like manner with a supposedly better world with the aim of plundering their money.
The audit report of the Turkish Ministry of Finance indicates: (pages 58 – 60)
1. GENERAL INFORMATION
The taxpayer of the directorate of the tax office Mecidiyeköy, the Lyoness Kart Hizmetleri Tic. Ltd. Sti. is registered under the address, Esentepe Mah. Maya Akar Plaza No: 11 Sisli ISTANBUL. The taxable entity operates a pyramid selling system under the name Lyoness.
Lyoness Europe AG, on the other hand, which is registered in the Commercial Register of the Canton of St. Gallen with the number CH 170.3.026.427-4 and whose registered office is at Bahnhofstrasse 7, CH-9470 Buchs is a potential taxpayer of the Directorate of the Tax Office Mecidiyeköy with the tax ID number 609 042 1859. Lyoness Europe AG owns 100% of the shares of Lyoness Kart Hizmetleri Tic. Ltd. Sti.
The funds paid into the account of Lyoness Europe AG at Yapi Kredi Bank with the number 85310215 have not been registered or declared. The unregistered and declared funds, the general functioning of the Lyoness system with the corresponding evaluation, and the corresponding assessments, were listed in the tax technology report on the taxable entity with the number 2015-A-2311/1. The matters criticized concerning the corporate income tax of the taxpayers since 2011 have been the subject of a tax investigation report with the number 2015-A-2311/2.
This report has been prepared on the matters criticized concerning the VAT Act about the amounts that were not registered nor declared in 2011.
2. ACCOUNT INVESTIGATIONS:
2.1 Summaries of the VAT declaration:
The summary of the VAT declaration of Lyoness Kart Hizmetleri Tic. Ltd. Sti. is as follows:
3. IDENTIFIED AFFAIRS:
3.1 Reasons to be assessed ex officio:
It has been established that Lyoness Kart Hizmetleri Tic. Ltd. Sti. has not registered and declared a part of the revenues.
Since it is evident that the taxpayer’s book entries for the past fiscal years as well as the related supporting documents are so deficient, inappropriate, and cluttered that the tax base cannot be determined correctly and accurately and therefore cannot be traced and since the declarations made, do not reflect the true state of affairs, the taxpayer’s VAT base for the corresponding fiscal year must be assessed and declared ex officio per Articles 30/4 and 6 of the Tax Code, number 213.
3.2 Data to be measured ex officio:
3.2.1 Reports prepared concerning the taxable person:
On 13.02.2015, our Inspectorate prepared a tax technology report on taxpayers with the number 2015-A-2311/1. It was concluded with this report that money was collected from the members in the Lyoness system under the advance promise of prepayment/partial payment for purchase/sale, the members were referred to the account of Lyoness Europe AG with the number 85310215 at the Yapi Kredi Bank about these payments, these deposited funds are the income of Lyoness Kart Hizmetleri Tic. Ltd Sti. and these were not registered and not declared.
Concerning these unregistered and undeclared amounts of the last fiscal years, a tax investigation report with the number 2015-A-2311/2 was prepared on 13.02.2015 regarding the corporate income tax on the taxable organization. The unregistered and undeclared amounts established in this report are as follows.
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