English translation: whom company 3 purchases from
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21:45 Apr 8, 2018
Spanish to English translations [PRO] Bus/Financial - Finance (general) / Missing trader fraud
Spanish term or phrase:a quien le compra la sociedad
I think my brain's stopped working because try as I might, I just don't understand a phrase. Three Spanish people have tried to explain the meaning but I'm none the wiser :-(
Missing trader fraud (also called missing trader intra-community, MTIC, or carousel fraud) is the theft of Value Added Tax (VAT) from a government by organised crime gangs who exploit the way VAT is treated within multi-jurisdictional trading where the movement of goods between jurisdictions is VAT-free.
Here is the fragment where the phrase appears:
O tambien se han detallado muchos casos en que la trucha española (sociedad 3) contacta directamente con el proveedor en origen (la sociedad 1) sin pasar por su propio proveedor teórico (que es la sociedad 2). Otras veces, aunque los contactos se producen de un eslabón a otro según lo esperable (de la 4 con la 3, de la 3 con la 2 y de ésta a la 1), se aprecia claramente que la sociedad 4 tiene información sobre **a quien le compra** la sociedad 3 o incluso la sociedad 2, a qué precios, a qué personas, etc.
'truchas' are 'missing traders'.
I don't understand if company 4 has information about who buys from or sells to company 3.
I would also appreciate some help with 'a qué personas' - does it refer to the people who buy or sell?
Thank you all for your help! Now I realise that for some reaason I was thinking of 'buy from' and 'sell to', which would be 'comprar de' and 'vender a'. I can't recall ever saying 'comprar a'; I always says 'comprar en', referring to the place, not the person!