Multimillion lawsuit against Ford subsidiary to be heard on December 6
St. Petersburg, November 9 - RAPSI. A commercial court postponed until December 6 the case of $16.2 million in tax arrears at the Ford Motor Company, the court materials read.
The Ford plant was commissioned in Vsevolozhsk in the Leningrad region in July 2002. More than 2,000 people are employed at the plant. It can assemble up to 125,000 cars annually. In 2009, the work at the plant was suspended several times due to the financial crisis.
On August 12, a commercial court suspended the Federal Tax Service's decision to obligate Ford to pay the arrears.
The court satisfied an appeal to take interim measures as part of Ford's lawsuit to invalidate the March 31 decision on bringing the company to responsibility for committing tax crimes. The company was offered to pay taxes, fees, penalties and fines worth 491.3 million rubles ($16.2 million).
"The case cannot be examined at the hearing since the parties need to provide additional explanations of their legal position in the case," the commercial court's ruling reads.