Criminal charges against Samherji dropped as company pays additional taxes

Published on
January 13, 2023
Samherji's headquarters.

An end to long-running tax cases against Samherji has been reached, with the fishing and fish-processing company and its associates agreeing to settlements with Iceland’s Revenue and Customs Office.

In a statement, Samherji confirmed its settlement involved the reimposition of tax on companies in its group for the operating years 2012 through 2018. Simultaneously, Iceland’s District Prosecutor has dropped criminal charges against the companies and their employees related to unpaid taxes. Also, the managers and employees of the companies in question were found to have not committed criminal offenses with regards to unpaid taxes …

Photo courtesy of Samherji

Contributing Editor reporting from London, UK

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