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Audit-based tax penalty of over UAH 40mn is stopped


Subject of complaint: Interregional Main Department of State Fiscal Service (IMD of SFS), Office for Large Taxpayers (OLT), State Fiscal Service of Ukraine (SFS)

Complaint in brief: On October 12, 2016, the Complainant, a multi-national cosmetics company with a subsidiary in Ukraine, turned to the BOC to help challenge results of a tax audit carried out by the IMD of the SFS and the Central OLT. Based on the conclusions of the audit, tax authorities were about to impose a penalty of over UAH 40 million on the company.

Action taken: The next day, the BOC investigator took part in a hearing of challenges against the audit conclusions at the IMD of the SFS. During the meeting, agreement was reached that the penalty would not be levied against the Complainant until such time as the disputed issues were resolved.

Result achieved: On October 25, the Complainant requested the Council to close the case since the BOC investigator had achieved of the desired result.