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BIRCH LEGAL’s tax team adheres to the principles of high quality and detailed analysis of the issues that our clients entrust us with, as well as providing effective business solutions. Our team specializes in complex tax projects providing our clients with the full scope of tax services, inter alia:

  • Providing tax consulting on complicated VAT, corporate income tax, withholding tax and personal tax methodology issues, as well as performing the principal purpose test (PPT) of transactions and others
  • Advising on the tax structuring of businesses in Russia abroad
  • Advising on the tax structuring of corporate reorganizations and M&A
  • Performing tax due diligence
  • Preparing, reviewing and amending transaction business document packages for tax purposes (e.g., intragroup services/financing contracts) fully compatible with OECD and Russian tax methodology
  • Preparing draft laws on taxation, requests to RF Ministry of Finance, RF Federal tax service, and RF Federal Customs Service
  • Providing support in the application of preferential tax regimes (e.g., IT tax regime)
  • Resolving pre-litigation and litigation tax disputes, performing tax investigations, and holding tax negotiations
  • Preparing internal tax risk management documents together with tax business process mapping