Sayenko Kharenko tax group and close integration with non-tax colleagues is able to deliver seamless and highly practical tax advice. Our team effectively addresses a full spectrum of international and domestic tax issues faced by our clients, including advisory on direct tax, indirect tax, private tax, tax controversies and other transactional and regulatory tax matters. 

With the national tax legislation being reshaped and the state tax authorities being reformed, it is essential that our team is able to maintain a dialogue with regulator and follow the most recent developments in tax related legislation and its practical enforcement. Sayenko Kharenko tax team is predominantly senior, partner-level practitioners, which speaks of the complexity of the tax projects we handle.

We offer a seamless one-stop-shop advisory, including:

Tax Advice

Whilst our team supports clients throughout tax life cycle, we see tax advice and tax planning as vital. We help our clients plan and structure their taxes preventively to mitigate the risks of tax controversies. Our tax advisory covers: 

  • tax-efficient business structuring;
  • establishing new cross-border businesses, including intergroup transaction planning;
  • corporate restructurings;
  • general tax advice on corporate income tax, VAT, including VAT refunds, withholding taxes, personal income tax and salary taxes, customs duties;
  • assistance in obtaining advance tax rulings.

Scrutiny in tax planning helps devise the most feasible tax structures, discuss them with tax authorities, if required, and implement them in business settings.

Tax Administration & Tax Compliance

Understanding of how taxes are collected and administrated by tax authorities is crucial to achieving tax compliance of businesses from registration of business with tax authorities to filing flawless tax reports and ensuring accurate calculation and timely payment of taxes.

Our services relating to tax compliance and tax administration include:

  • review of tax structures in place;
  • assistance during tax audits by tax authorities;
  • review and challenging of tax authorities’ decisions;
  • helping to bridge the relationship gap between tax administrations and businesses that want to adopt a more cooperative realtionship;
  • assistance in obtaining advance tax rulings.

Transactional Tax

Sayenko Kharenko conducts more deals each year than any other firm, offering sophisticated local tax advice on the majority of cross-border projects including:

  • pre-IPO and other corporate restructurings;
  • tax due diligence, M&A and corporate transactions;
  • public and private offerings of various debt and equity instruments;
  • finance transactions, including syndicated finance, project finance and acquisition finance;
  • real estate acquisition and development.

Tax Disputes

Following the adoption of the new Tax Code and the Criminal Procedural Code in 2012, the judiciary reports a significant increase in the volume of tax disputes and related criminal proceedings.

Sayenko Kharenko approaches tax disputes with a highly specialized team of litigators and criminal defense attorneys. Our team has extensive experience in advising clients at all stages of tax controversies both in out of court and in the court proceedings, including:

Pre-Litigation Stage:

  • review tax audits records;
  • assess litigation chances;
  • draft responses to the inquiries of the tax authorities.

Litigation Stage:

  • review the decisions of tax authorities;
  • develop litigation strategies;
  • draft and file procedural documents;
  • represent the client in court, including in the course of criminal proceedings.

Tax compliance and accounting services

Now we are living in a rapidly changing business environment when management of a company should be deeply involved in the on-going activity as well as focus on the business’ development. All this requires tremendous efforts and time.

Having huge experience in a legal and tax consulting, we would like to help our clients to go through all barriers of the challenging regulatory environment and to be compliant with all requirements of the local tax and accounting legislation.

Our team of committed professionals will be glad to take care of your tax compliance and accounting functions that gives you possibility to concentrate your attention on core business tasks.

We would be glad to assist you with:

  • Accounting compliance and financial reporting;
  • Corporate reporting;
  • Tax compliance;
  • Transfer pricing compliance;
  • HR and Payroll;
  • Other corresponding issues.