NEWS (February 4, 2019)

KPMG Law Ukraine defended the interests of one of the largest lighting companies in a tax dispute

The KPMG Law Ukraine team successfully represented the interests of a subsidiary of one of the largest international corporations of the lighting industry in a dispute with tax authorities on recognising the VAT credit matter.

The Tax Dispute Resolution Group lawyers of KPMG Law Ukraine at the pre-trial stage refuted the conclusion of the tax audit report that the transaction in respect of involvement of specialists for product promotion (outsource in supermarket) was not related to the company's core business activity since the title on goods delivered to such supermarket was no longer belonging to the company at the time of their advertising. In the course of the administrative proceedings, lawyers managed to prove that the company had an obvious business goal for conducting the business transaction and that VAT credit was recognised legally.

As a result, the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine recognised that tax notices-decisions were illegal and contradicted the norms of tax law. Thus, the Company's property rights were protected without going to court and paying any court fees.

The project was implemented under the supervision of Konstantin Karpushinpartner, Tax & Legal, by Larysa Antoshchuk, attorney, head of the Tax Dispute Resolution Group. Also, Iryna Khyliak and Mariya Tashchi, lawyers, worked on this project.


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