November 14, 2018 / 7:39 PM / in 6 months

Italian prosecutors believe Recordati evaded 400 mln euros in taxes - sources

MILAN, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Italian prosecutors believe drugmaker Recordati evaded taxes of around 400 million euros ($452 million) by shifting some of its revenue to its Luxembourg- and Ireland-based units, judicial sources said on Wednesday.

The group is in talks with the Italian tax agency about the investigation, the sources said.

Recordati declined to comment on the issue.

The pharmaceutical group mentioned the investigation in its 2017 financial report, saying it had booked an estimated provision of 22.1 million euros, including penalties, even though it said it considered its fiscal conduct to have been correct. ($1 = 0.8846 euros) (Reporting by Manuela D’Alessandro; writing by Francesca Landini)

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