Our attorneys of Dispute Resolution practice have achieved the abolition of tax charges in the amount of ~ UAH 1 billion.

Client is the owner of one of the largest office centers in Kyiv with an area of over 75 thousand square meters.

In 2019 as a result of the tax audit, Client has been accrued additional liabilities for violation of: (1) VAT issues (2) procedure for accounting of exchange rates and (3) accounting for the depreciation of office center.

Our defense covered the next steps: the tax audit, in course of which the attorneys documented all the violations carried out by the tax authority; collection of evidence; carrying out of forensic expertises, defense in litigation.

Key facts of this complex case:

  • On December 14, 2021, the District Administrative Court of Kyiv made a decision in favor of the Client and canceled illegal tax notification-decisions.
  • During the proceedings in court of appeal, a tax authority tried to confirm the legitimacy of their conclusions, including by assigning one more forensic economic expertise.
  • However, on November 08, 2022, the Sixth Administrative Court of Appeal confirmed the illegality of actions carried out by the supervisory authority.

Due to the well-formed legal position of our lawyers, the interests of the Client have been protected. We have proved that the Client is a bona fide taxpayer and has not violated the law.

The team of VB PARTNERS led by partner Denys Shkarovsky, attorneys Olena Havrylova and Igor Parfylo worked on the project.