Ukrainian division of the world’s leading telecommunication equipment manufacturer saves UAH 15 mn

Tax issues: Inspections by state tax and fiscal agencies Kyiv

Subject of complaint: General Directorate of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine (SFS) in the city of Kyiv 
Complaint in brief: A Ukrainian division of the world’s leading telecommunication equipment and mobile phones manufacturer turned to the Council. The Complainant disagreed with the SFS tax audit conclusions. 
The tax authority checked how the company paid taxes and complied with currency legislation rules in 2015-2018. As a result, it found violations for the amount of over UAH 1.5 mn. 
Disagreeing with the tax authority findings,  the company appealed them in the SFS turned to the BOC for support. 
Actions taken: After examining case materials and analyzing provisions of the law, the Council supported the company’s position in writing. In addition, the Council’s investigator participated in the consideration of the case at GD SFS in Kyiv and at the SFS of Ukraine. In particular, the investigator stressed that the company really paid the VAT and had the right to a tax credit.
Result achieved: The SFS accepted the Council’s arguments and cancelled audit conclusions. It allowed the Complainant to avoid unreasonable additional payments worth over UAH 15 mn. The case was closed successfully. 

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