SFS drops additional payment worth UAH 24 mn for coal trader 

Tax issues: Inspections by state tax and fiscal agencies Kyiv

Subject of complaint: The Main Department of the State Fiscal Service in Donetsk Oblast (SFS)
Complaint in brief: A coal trader turned to the Council with a complaint against the SFS. The company disagreed with the tax audit conclusions according to which it had to additionally pay almost UAH 24 mn.
The tax authority audited the company’s activities and additionally charged it VAT and income tax. In particular, the SFS suspected the Complainant of overstating the value of sold products, as well as of absence of proof of delivery of goods. Disagreeing with the tax findings, the trader applied to the SFS and asked the Council for help. 
Actions taken: Having examined the documents of the case, the Council upheld the Complainant’s position. The BOC investigator participated in the administrative appeal of the tax decision and provided the Council’s opinion. The Complainant prepared additional documents in support of its statements. In addition, the Council asked the SFS in writing to comprehensively and impartially consider the company’s appeal.
Result achieved: The SFS accepted the Council’s arguments and cancelled of four  tax decisions totally amounting to nearly UAH 24 mn. The case was successfully closed.

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