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Tax Practice


Our Firm provides tax advisory services on current activities of Russian and foreign clients, their investment projects, as well as protects the interests of taxpayers at all stages of relations with tax authorities (during tax audits, by challenging their results to higher tax authorities and by representation in courts):

  • advising on the tax consequences of current activities in terms of Russian income tax, VAT, property tax, personal income tax, insurance premiums, etc.;
  • advising on the tax consequences of the potential acquisition/sale of assets, companies and enterprises, investment transactions, etc.;
  • advising on the tax consequences of the potential forms and methods of restructuring, consolidation of assets, companies and enterprises;
  • advising on Cross-border tax issues for Russian and foreign companies/individuals:
  • advising on tax on income from sources in the Russian Federation and VAT for foreign companies operating in the Russian Federation or selling goods, works and services to Russian companies and individuals;
  • advising on opening permanent representative office and other tax obligations for foreign companies doing business in the Russian Federation;
  • advising on issues related to the application of Russian legislation on controlled foreign companies, insufficient capitalization, transfer pricing, etc.
  • representation and protection of the interests of Russian and foreign companies, as well as individuals at all stages of relations with tax authorities (both before and during the tax audit, as well as after its completion in the framework of pre-trial and judicial challenging acts, decisions and illegal actions/inaction of tax authorities).

The firm’s recent tax experience includes:

  • advising and representing the interests of the American real estate fund during the acquisition of commercial real estate on the territory of the Russian Federation, as well as during subsequent negotiations, selling the property and exiting the investment;
  • representation and protection of the interests of the largest foreign oil production and refining company in a dispute with the Russian tax authorities;
  • tax support and structuring of the asset sale and acquisition transactions on the territory of the Russian Federation by European, American and Asian companies;
  • tax support for restructuring projects of strategic state-owned enterprises and the development of options for cooperation by foreign investors and shareholders, in compliance with, inter alia, the limitations of EU and US sanctions legislation;
  • drawing up requests and appeals to the Federal Tax Service, the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, as well as participation in the preparation of proposals and draft amendments to the tax legislation of the Russian Federation;
  • assistance to foreign investors, as well as service providers in registering with the Russian tax authorities (for the so-called “Google tax”) and representing their interests in relations with the Russian tax authorities;
  • search and identification of tax overpayments of clients, as well as support of their interests in the course of interaction with tax authorities in the framework of refund and / or offsetting amounts of overpaid taxes, including representation in courts.

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