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New methodology to assess whether tax benefits are justified: how article 54.1 of the Russian Tax Code changed tax control in Russia

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August 19, 2018, marked a year since the new article 54.1 of the Russian Tax Code came into force. The well-known term of “unjustified tax benefit” was replaced by limits on the way taxpayers exercise their rights related to the calculation and payment of tax.

This amendment to the Tax Code was not limited to a simple change in language, rather, a new mode of thinking in the field of tax control was implemented at a legislative level. The manner in which this mode of thinking is changing tax control in Russia we will be the topic of our business brunch.

Date and Place:

30 October 2018 – Moscow, (place TBC)

31 October 2018 – Saint Petersburg, 57 Nevsky pr., Corinthia hotel, hall “Admiralteistvo”

Program:


09.30 – 10.00 Welcome coffee and registration of the participants

10.00 – 10.15 Historical background and objectives for the implementation of the new article 54.1 into the Russian Tax Code

10.15 – 10.45 Intervention by a representative for the Russian Federal Tax Service (to be confirmed)

10.45 – 11.10 New requirements for counteragents and control over their compliance

11.10 – 11.35 From the reality of transactions to the reality of your counteragent

11.35 – 12.00 Deals aimed at the non-payment of tax: what are they? Case study based on up-to-date tax cases

12.00 – 12.15 Tax risk management that avoids conflicts with business

12.15 – 12.30 Q&A session

For a fruitful discussion of these issues during the business breakfast, please take the time answer seven questions about your experience implementing article 54.1 of the Russian Tax Code by filling out the questionnaire available at: https://anketolog.ru/s/198581/9lzcqq4z

Target audience:

The business brunch will be useful for financial directors, heads of tax practices, chief accountants, lawyers and other professionals dealing with the taxation of a company’s business.

Speakers:

‒ A representative for the Federal Tax Service (only in Moscow, to be confirmed)

Andrey Grachev, Counsel and Head of the Tax Practice at Eversheds Sutherland Russia, member of the Expert Council of the Tax and Budget Committee of the Russian State Duma

Anton Borisichev, Senior Associate, Tax Practice of Eversheds Sutherland in Russia

Daria Korshakova, Associate, Tax Practice of Eversheds Sutherland in Russia

The business brunch will be conducted in Russian. Participation is free of charge.

Please confirm your attendance by 26 October 2018 by email to elizaveta.maiorova@eversheds-sutherland.ru or by calling +7 812 363 3377.

Space is limited. Therefore, the maximum number of participants from each company is 2 people.

If you know of colleagues in your company who may be interested in this topic, please feel free to forward this invitation.

We hope to see you!

We bring to your attention that Russian and Global Clients of Eversheds Sutherland enjoy priority registration.

Our business brunch series is a great opportunity to keep yourself up to date on the latest legislative changes and to discuss topical issues with colleagues. Topics cover all areas of corporate and business law, and are designed for lawyers, finance departments, HR departments, and other company employees working in the relevant department.

Past events

Recent changes in the regulation of financial transactions and settlements. Instruments to secure the fulfillment of obligations

During the brunch, we will discuss recent changes to the Civil Code regarding financial transactions and settlements, in particular

-         changes in loan and credit regulations

-         new trends in non-cash payments, bank deposits and accounts

-         innovations in factoring, escrow

-         some issues connected to the use of security deposits

In addition, we will discuss the application of rules on the assignment of claims and certain types of security collaterals, including the pledge of rights to a bank account.

Date:

20 and 21 September 2018

Place:

7 Gasheka St., 2nd floor, Moscow, Russia (Eversheds Sutherland) and Nevsky Pr. 62, 3rd floor, St. Petersburg, Russia (Eversheds Sutherland)

Program:

09:45 - 10:00 – Registration

10:00 - 10:05 – Welcome and Brief Introduction

10:05 - 11:30 – Presentation

11:30 - 11:45 – Questions and Answers

Who is this business brunch for?

The business brunch will be of particular interest for top managers, financial directors, lawyers, accountants and other employees in charge of financial activities in their company, as well as those involved in drawing up contracts.

Speakers:

Nikita Butenko, Eversheds Sutherland, Principal Associate

Andrey Shubin, Eversheds Sutherland, Associate

The business brunch will be conducted in Russian. Participation is free of charge.

Please confirm your attendance by 19 September 2018 by email to elizaveta.maiorova@eversheds-sutherland.ru or by calling +7 812 363 3377.

Space is limited. Therefore, the maximum number of participants from each company is 2 people.

If you know of colleagues in your company who may be interested in this topic, please feel free to forward this invitation.

We hope to see you!

Our business brunch series is a great opportunity to keep yourself up to date on the latest legislative changes and to discuss topical issues with colleagues. Topics cover all areas of corporate and business law, and are designed for lawyers, finance departments, HR departments, and other company employees working in the relevant department.

The practice of applying Russian legislation in the area of personal data and the impact of European GDPR legislation on Russian business - 7 and 8 June 2018

During the business brunch, we will discuss personal data regulation, including important issues that companies need to pay attention to within their activities in Russia, considering the available court practice and practice of authorized authority (Roskomnadzor). In addition, the impact of Personal data European regulation (GDPR) on Russian business will be considered.

Date:
7 and 8 June 2018

Place:
7 Gasheka St., 2nd floor, Moscow, Russia (Eversheds Sutherland) and Nevsky Pr. 62, 3rd floor, St. Petersburg, Russia (Eversheds Sutherland)

Program:

09:45 - 10:00 – Registration
10:00 - 10:05 – Welcome and Brief Introduction
10:05 - 11:00 – Actual issues in personal data regulation
11:00 - 11:30 – Impact of Personal data European regulation (GDPR) on Russian business
11:30 - 11:45 – Questions and Answers

Who is this business brunch for?
The business brunch will be of particular interest for lawyers, compliance officers, HR and General directors.

Speakers:

Ekaterina Mironova, Eversheds Sutherland, Principal Associate

Ivan Kaisarov, Eversheds Sutherland, Associate

Our business brunch series is a great opportunity to keep updated on the latest legal amendments and to discuss topical issues with colleagues. Topics cover all areas of corporate and business law, and are designed for lawyers, finance departments, HR departments, and other company employees working in the relevant sphere.

What You Need to Know about Transfer Pricing Rules in Russia. Changes and Practical Issues - 17 and 19 April 2018

During the business brunch, we will discuss the relevant requirements for disclosure of information on beneficial owners and the associated risks. We will also discuss recent issues related to information contained in the EGRUL, which may be declared inaccurate by the registration authorities and the how to solve these problems. Finally, we will explain what the EFRSOFDUL is and what impact it has on corporates

Date:
17 and 19 April 2018

Place:
7 Gasheka St., 2nd floor, Moscow, Russia (Eversheds Sutherland) and Nevsky Pr. 62, 3rd floor, St. Petersburg, Russia (Eversheds Sutherland)

Program:

09:45 - 10:00 – Registration
10:00 - 10:05 – Welcome and Brief Introduction
10:05 - 10:35 – Changes in transfer pricing rules in Russia and its comparison to OECD TP Guidelines
10:35 - 10:45 – Country-by-Country Reporting and three-level of reporting documentation
10:45 - 11:30 – Practical issues in TP documentation
11:30 - 11:45 – Questions and Answers

Who is this business brunch for?
The business brunch will be of particular interest for financial directors, accountants, legal counsels dealing with intra-group transactions, and group companies with Finnish headquarter or related company

Speakers:

Anu Mattila, Eversheds Sutherland, Partner

Kirsi Hiltunen, Eversheds Sutherland Finland, Specialist Counsel

Narine Nersisyan, Eversheds Sutherland, Associate

Our business brunch series is a great opportunity to keep updated on the latest legal amendments and to discuss topical issues with colleagues. Topics cover all areas of corporate and business law, and are designed for lawyers, finance departments, HR departments, and other company employees working in the relevant sphere.

Beneficial Owners, Inaccurate State Registry Information and Other Pitfalls for Corporation - 5 April 2018

During the business brunch, we will discuss the relevant requirements for disclosure of information on beneficial owners and the associated risks. We will also discuss recent issues related to information contained in the EGRUL, which may be declared inaccurate by the registration authorities and the how to solve these problems. Finally, we will explain what the EFRSOFDUL is and what impact it has on corporates

Date:
5 April 2018

Place:
Nevsky Pr. 62, 3rd floor, St. Petersburg, Russia (Eversheds Sutherland)

Program:

09:45 - 10:00 – Registration
10:00 - 10:05 – Welcome
10:05 - 10:30 – Disclosure requirements for information on beneficial owners
10:30 - 11:00 – How to avoid inaccuracies in the EGRUL
11:00 - 11:30 – What is EFRSOFDUL
11:30 - 11:45 – Questions and Answers

Who is this business brunch for?
The business brunch will be of particular interest for lawyers, accountants, and other employees responsible for corporate-related matters

Speakers:

Natalia Ivolgina, Eversheds Sutherland, senior associate
Alexey Fedorov, Eversheds Sutherland, associate

Our business brunch series is a great opportunity to keep updated on the latest legal amendments and to discuss topical issues with colleagues. Topics cover all areas of corporate and business law, and are designed for lawyers, finance departments, HR departments, and other company employees working in the relevant sphere.

Beneficial Owners, Inaccurate State Registry Information and Other Pitfalls for Corporations - 22 March 2018

During the business brunch, we will discuss the relevant requirements for disclosure of information on beneficial owners and the associated risks. We will also discuss recent issues related to information contained in the EGRUL, which may be declared inaccurate by the registration authorities and the how to solve these problems. Finally, we will explain what the EFRSOFDUL is and what impact it has on corporates

Date:
22 March 2018

Place:
Nevsky Pr. 62, 3rd floor, St. Petersburg, Russia (Eversheds Sutherland)

Program:

09:45 - 10:00 – Registration
10:00 - 10:05 – Welcome
10:05 - 10:30 – Disclosure requirements for information on beneficial owners
10:30 - 11:00 – How to avoid inaccuracies in the EGRUL
11:00 - 11:30 – What is EFRSOFDUL
11:30 - 11:45 – Questions and Answers

Who is this business brunch for?
The business brunch will be of particular interest for lawyers, accountants, and other employees responsible for corporate-related matters

Speakers:

Natalia Ivolgina, Eversheds Sutherland, senior associate
Alexey Fedorov, Eversheds Sutherland, associate

Our business brunch series is a great opportunity to keep updated on the latest legal amendments and to discuss topical issues with colleagues. Topics cover all areas of corporate and business law, and are designed for lawyers, finance departments, HR departments, and other company employees working in the relevant sphere.

New Currency Regulation and Control Rules in 2018 - 21 February 2018

New Currency Regulation and Control Rules in 2018:

A Welcome Simplification to Doing Business Internationally?

During the brunch, we will discuss 2018 changes to currency regulation in Russia, which will affect business and potentially create legal risk and liability. This topic is of particular importance as the fines for violations have significantly increased.

Date:
21 February 2018

Place:
7 Gasheka St., 2nd floor, Moscow, Russia(Eversheds Sutherland)

Program:
09:45 - 10:00 – Registration
10:00 - 10:05 – Welcome
10:05 - 10:30 – New definition of currency residence for individuals
10:30 - 11:00 – New rules for submission of documents to banks
11:00 - 11:30 – Typical currency regulation violations and ways to reduce legal risk
11:30 - 11:45 – Questions and Answers

Who is this business brunch for?
The business brunch will be of particular interest to lawyers, accountants, top managers, or any other employee with foreign bank accounts

Speakers:

Ivan Kaisarov, Eversheds Sutherland, Associate
Gulnara Aleeva, Eversheds Sutherland, Junior Associate

Our business brunch series is a great opportunity to keep updated on the latest legal amendments and to discuss topical issues with colleagues. Topics cover all areas of corporate and business law, and are designed for lawyers, finance departments, HR departments, and other company employees working in the relevant sphere.

New Currency Regulation and Control Rules in 2018 - 8 February 2018

New Currency Regulation and Control Rules in 2018:

A Welcome Simplification to Doing Business Internationally?

During the brunch, we will discuss 2018 changes to currency regulation in Russia, which will affect business and potentially create legal risk and liability. This topic is of particular importance as the fines for violations have significantly increased.

Date:
8 February 2018

Place:
Nevsky Pr. 62, 3rd floor, St. Petersburg, Russia (Eversheds Sutherland)

Program:
09:45 - 10:00 – Registration
10:00 - 10:05 – Welcome
10:05 - 10:30 – New definition of currency residence for individuals
10:30 - 11:00 – New rules for submission of documents to banks
11:00 - 11:30 – Typical currency regulation violations and ways to reduce legal risk
11:30 - 11:45 – Questions and Answers

Who is this business brunch for?
The business brunch will be of particular interest to lawyers, accountants, top managers, or any other employee with foreign bank accounts

Speakers:

Ivan Kaisarov, Eversheds Sutherland, Associate
Gulnara Aleeva, Eversheds Sutherland, Junior Associate

Our business brunch series is a great opportunity to keep updated on the latest legal amendments and to discuss topical issues with colleagues. Topics cover all areas of corporate and business law, and are designed for lawyers, finance departments, HR departments, and other company employees working in the relevant sphere.