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Tax Business Brunch. New methodology to assess whether tax benefits are justified: how article 54.1 of the Russian Tax Code changed tax control in Russia

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    August 19, 2018, marked a year since the new article 54.1 of the Russian Tax Code came into force. The well-known term of “unjustified tax benefit” was replaced by limits on the way taxpayers exercise their rights related to the calculation and payment of tax. This amendment to the Tax Code was not limited to a simple change in language, rather, a new mode of thinking in the field of tax control was implemented at a legislative level. The manner in which this mode of thinking is changing tax control in Russia we will be the topic of our business brunch.

    Date and Place:

    30 October 2018 – Moscow, (place TBC)

    31 October 2018 – Saint Petersburg, 57 Nevsky pr., Corinthia hotel, hall “Admiralteistvo”


    09.30 – 10.00        Welcome coffee and registration of the participants

    10.00 – 10.15        Historical background and objectives for the implementation of the new article 54.1 into the Russian Tax Code

    10.15 – 10.45        Intervention by a representative for the Russian Federal Tax Service (to be confirmed)

    10.45 – 11.10        New requirements for counteragents and control over their compliance

    11.10 – 11.35        From the reality of transactions to the reality of your counteragent

    11.35 – 12.00        Deals aimed at the non-payment of tax: what are they? Case study based on up-to-date tax cases

    12.00 – 12.15        Tax risk management that avoids conflicts with business

    12.15 – 12.30        Q&A session

    For a fruitful discussion of these issues during the business breakfast, please take the time answer seven questions about your experience implementing article 54.1 of the Russian Tax Code by filling out the questionnaire available at:

    Main target audience:

    The business brunch will be useful for financial directors, heads of tax practices, chief accountants, lawyers and other professionals dealing with the taxation of a company’s business.


    • Andrey Grachev, Counsel and Head of the Tax Practice at Eversheds Sutherland Russia, member of the Expert Council of the Tax and Budget Committee of the Russian State Duma
    • Anton Borisichev, Senior Associate, Tax Practice of Eversheds Sutherland in Russia
    • Daria Korshakova, Associate, Tax Practice of Eversheds Sutherland in Russia

    The business brunch will be conducted in Russian. Participation is free of charge.

    Please confirm your attendance by 26 October 2018 by email to or by calling +7 812 363 3377. Space is limited. Therefore, the maximum number of participants from each company is 2 people.

    If you know of colleagues in your company who may be interested in this topic, please feel free to forward this invitation.

    We hope to see you!

    This information is for guidance purposes only and should not be regarded as a substitute for taking legal advice. Please refer to the full terms and conditions on our website.

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