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Tax strategies in Russia

The Moscow Times conference

  Moscow, Swissotel, 52 Kosmodamianskaya Nab., Bldg. 6

Past event
29 May 2012, 09:00 - 15:50

The Moscow Times newspaper, in collaboration with tax experts from leading law firms, invites you and your colleagues to attend our seventh annual conference on tax policies in Russia. The program includes an overview of recent changes to tax legislation, tax policy for 2012-13, current transfer pricing issues and much more.

PROGRAM:

9:00 — 9:30 REGISTRATION

9:30 – 11:00 SESSION 1. WHAT'S NEW IN TAX LEGISLATION

  • Review of recent changes to tax legislation
  • Russian tax policy for 2012-13
  • Current transfer pricing issues
  • Law enforcement practice and new legislative trends
  • New opportunities for tax optimization when fund-raising

Speakers:

Sergey Razgulin, deputy director of the department of tax and customs tariff policy, Finance Ministry*
Andrey Kizimov, head of the analytical department, Finance Ministry*
Alexey Sobchuk, deputy head of transfer pricing and international cooperation, Federal Tax Service
Yulia Smourova, lawyer, CMS Russia

11:00 – 11:20 COFFEE BREAK

11:20 – 12:50 SESSION 2. TAX DISPUTES

  • Current arbitration practice regarding income tax
  • Litigation of unjustified tax benefit
  • Income and property tax disputes: real sector experience
  • Topical issues in respect to adjusting prices for VAT purposes in light of recent court practices

Speakers:

Dmitry Dedov, judge, Supreme Arbitration Court of Russia
Stanislav Tourbanov, partner, CMS Russia
Evgeny Timofeev, partner, Head of Russian/CIS Tax Practice, Goltsblat BLP
Yelena Kartashova, tax manager, Real

12:50 – 13:30 LUNCH

13:30 – 14:50 SESSION 3. TAX PRACTICE. ACTUAL CASES

  • Practical issues of challenging the decisions of tax authorities
  • Taxation of investment relations (development of the providions of the Decree № 54 the Plenum of the Supreme Arbitration Court of the RF
  • Development of the practice of taxing bonuses, premiums and discounts (Leroy Merlin case)
  • Development of the practice of taxing leases (IKEA case)

Speakers:

Jangar Dzhalchinov, head of Russian Tax practice, Salans

Anna Zvereva, counsel, Salans

14:50 — 15:10 COFFEE BREAK

15:10 – 15:50 SESSION 4. TAXATION. BEST PRACTICES

  • Management of tax risk. Best practices
  • Building effective strategies for managing tax risk in Russian and multinational firms

Speakers:

Andrey Zuikov, director of the tax policy directorate, NTV-Plus
Irina Drozdova, chief accountan, Raiffeisenbank
Natalia Smirnova, head of the department of methodology of accounting and taxation, M.Video Management
Dmitry Korotaev, lead Counsel, Ochakovo

* - invited speakers

 

Payment - 18, 000 Rub + VAT

Regarding conference agenda please contact Irina Marshak

Sponsorship opportunitites - Olga Makarova

Information support - Irina Gavrikova

Registration – Anna Fedorova