Russian tax legislation is constantly being amended and tax rules are often worded ambiguously, leading to inconsistent interpretation by the authorities, including tax bodies. So when companies in real sectors of the economy are faced with business decisions, advice from tax professionals is essential.
Tax advice and representing clients in tax disputes are two key areas of expertise at Sameta. Over the years the firm has assembled a team of highly qualified professionals with an impressive track record handling clients' tax-related issues. Many of our advisors are former employees of state tax agencies, leaving Sameta uniquely positioned to offer insight and advice as to how the authorities may treat particular issues.
Sameta has many years’ experience providing clients with a full range of tax services.
1) advising on application of the tax legislation with regard to all types of taxes and duties established by Russian law, including the application of transfer pricing rules, special tax regimes and international tax treaties
advising on relations with the tax authorities, obtaining clarifications from the Russian Ministry of Finance and Federal Tax Service, and representing clients before the tax authorities, including in relation to field and desk tax audits
representing clients in tax disputes before Russian commercial courts at all levels
advising clients on approaches and procedures to claim back VAT
tax due diligence of clients’ financial and business operations
advising foreign companies on commencing business operations in Russia and business model optimization
Tax advice to holding companies
tax advice on business restructuring
implementation and maintenance of a centralized tax risk management system
legal advice on compliance by holding companies with the tax new rules on transfer pricing
tax advice on the structuring and implementation of option programmes for middle and senior management.