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Tax webinar. Withholding tax – the main risks of 2021 and steps to reduce them by the end of the year

  • Russia



    In 2021, withholding tax on various types of passive income payments remains the number one topic in the tax audits of international companies. With a number of countries, namely, Cyprus, Luxembourg and Malta, this led to a change in agreements with an increase in applicable tax rates, and with the Netherlands it became a trigger for termination. The Russian state makes it unequivocally clear to taxpayers that the withholding tax today is the second VAT, that is, a tax for which it is customary to fight for almost one hundred percent collection.

    And although the topic of the actual recipient of income is a sign of any good tax conference, and the requalification of active payments under loan and royalty agreements in dividends is regularly found in judicial practice, the tax risks on these issues are not only not in decline but are actually only continuing to grow.

    In the webinar, we will analyze the current tax disputes on withholding tax issues in 2021, point out typical taxpayer mistakes and give direct recommendations on how to close out the current fiscal year without a high probability of incurring additional taxes in this respect.

    Date and Time:

    28 October 2021 at 11:00 am (Moscow time)


    ZOOM (details of the video conference will be sent to registered participants one day ahead of the webinar)


    11:00 - 11:10 – Tax jurisdictions in Europe and tax risks when paying dividends to their recipients

    11:10 - 11:25 – How did the investment criteria derail the plans to apply more than one reduced tax rate?

    11:25 - 11:50 – The actual recipient of income - why doesn’t the confirmation letter usually satisfy the tax authorities and how to do it correctly?

    11:50 - 12:15 – The conversion of loans and royalties into dividends - why does this happen and how to avoid the trap?

    12:15 - 12:30 – Q&A


    The event will be held in Russian. Participation is free and available through registration in advance by following this link.

    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 there!

    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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