The Treasury is closing its siege on the logistics giant, which has signed Marcos de Quinto

The Treasury is tightening its grip on the Cese Group, the Zaragoza-based logistics giant, which signed former Coca-Cola vice president and former Ciudadanos deputy Marcos de Quinto as director in 2021. The tax agency launched a new audit last year of the company, which already has a million-dollar lawsuit filed against the Treasury for refusing to deliver any items. This earned him a wake-up call from his auditor, Deloitte.

Sese explains in its latest individual reports, available through Insight View, that on September 13, 2021, the State Tax Administration Agency (AEAT) started a new verification and investigation procedure for the company.

The investigation covers corporate tax from 2016 to 2019, VAT from 2017 and 2019 and withholding/income due to personal or professional income (from 2017 to 2019), “was at the initial moment of the request for documentation, failed to assess or assesses at that time the economic risks or possible Unforeseen factors resulting from the above inspections,” the group points out in its reports.

In June 2015, another inspection carried out by the AEAT’s central delegation of large taxpayers resulted in claims against the company amounting to approximately €10 million. The group filed the lawsuit in the national court after the Central Economic Administrative Court confirmed the liquidation of the tax agency in January 2020.

In this case, the dispute relates to the operations of a former subsidiary of Yamaha, which Sese bought in 2012 for one euro to take over a motorcycle factory the Japanese group had in Barcelona. The operation was advised by consulting firm Alta Partners by businessman Sergi Alsina, who was convicted in 2018 in the ITV case along with Oriol Pujol, the son of former president Jordi Pujol.

As the group explains in its reports, Sese’s administrators and their tax advisers believe that “there are strong legal arguments to defend the inadmissibility of practical regulation, making it unlikely that the final settlement of said resources will be a drain of resources or material damage to the company will be revealed.”

“In any case, there was a right to repeat possible tax contingencies against third parties,” asserts Sese. For this reason, it insists that no provision be made in this court for possible tax risks, as determined by accounting. regulations and this led to an audit alert from Deloitte.

The firm included a point of emphasis in its review of Sese’s accounts, where it warns that “if a different interpretation of the tax regulations reveals the need to settle the tax debt,” it would have a “significant impact on the company’s capital and financial position.”

De Quinto, a self-proclaimed “pirate” on his Twitter account, is a director of Sesé through Iniciativas Qvintvs, a company originally dedicated to agricultural activities, with which the former Coca-Cola executive received tens of thousands of euros in subsidies during his tenure. Deputy. Joining Césé last year coincided with Abengoa’s bid for the presidency at the suggestion of a minority group in Seville, his first known activity in the private sector since leaving politics. More recently, the one who signed Albert Rivera as a star became a shareholder in 7NN, the new far-right TV station that signed actor and former congressman Tony Canto.

Along with de Quinto, the Aragonese group’s board of directors also includes Thomas García Madrid, former CEO of OHL and Villar Mir Group, former right-hand man of Juan Miguel Villar Mir for almost three decades and self-proclaimed “reactionary”. , it’s already a great honor.”

García Madrid, a former patron of Francisco Franco’s National Fund, who was released five years ago from the OHL for 6 million euros, was published for some time in the far-right media, which is now not found, where he defended the “imminent coup of the dictator’s state” or confirmed that ” What is really difficult is not to be a Francoist,” among other things.

Sese is a family business with more than 11,000 employees of 27 nationalities, represented in 21 countries on four continents and a turnover of 750 million euros. Among its clients are major automotive companies and groups such as Valeo, Michelin, Adidas, Inditex, Coca-Cola or Balay, according to its website.

The company is part of the Future Fast Forward project, an initiative led by Seat together with more than 60 companies that accounted for almost half of the state aid (around 400 million euros) from PERTE for the electric car awarded by the ministry. Industry in October.

Founded in 1965, Sese began its activities in Urrea de Gaén (Terruelle) as a company dedicated to the purchase, sale and transport of agricultural products, which expanded to the transport of goods and, later, to the inclusion of logistics activities in 1998 or vehicles. Transport in 2005. More recently, it has implemented industrial (2010) and assembly line (2016) solutions. The group is currently led by Anna and Alfonso Cesé, sons of the founder, Alfonso Cesé Tena.

Source: El Diario





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