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As local and international regulations become more prescriptive and enforcement gathers pace, dealing with the evolving tax landscape in a cross-border context presents you with a significant challenge. The number and complexity of tax investigations conducted by authorities is rapidly escalating and the need for tax adjustments is rising accordingly. Our 350 tax lawyers worldwide are supported by strong technical tax intelligence teams that identify developments in tax law and policy affecting your business. This multi-disciplinary approach helps you develop robust structures that maximise tax effectiveness in alignment with your commercial strategy.  Given the cross-border nature of today's tax issues, top corporates and financial institutions seek our advice in Central and Eastern Europe, given our global tax presence and our in-depth expertise in national tax laws.

Whether you are a financial institution, multinational, fund, investor or high net worth individual, we understand your business and the tax pressures you face. Our teams work together across Central and Eastern Europe and beyond in the key areas affecting your business including VAT, international taxation, transfer pricing, e-commerce, M&A and investment funds, tax planning and financing.  Our experts can help you manage tax control cases and deal with tax authorities as well as manage tax litigation cases, including challenging tax liability decisions. The right tax advice can make a material difference to transaction costs and, in some cases, avert serious consequences.

Our tax lawyers in Ukraine have extensive experience in dealing with tax authorities and of successfully bringing cases to positive conclusion. 


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27/07/2022
In­vest­ing and Do­ing Busi­ness in Ukraine 2022
Com­piled with the be­ne­fit of the ex­per­i­ence of part­ners at CMS Camer­on McK­enna Nabarro Olswang Ukraine, this ex­tens­ive guide cov­ers over 25 sec­tors and in­dus­tries and key im­pacts of the war on busi­ness in Ukraine.
09/06/2022
Ukraine ini­ti­ates bill on de­nun­ci­ation of double tax treaty with Rus­sia
On 2 May 2022, the Cab­in­et of Min­is­ters of Ukraine ini­ti­ated draft law ‘On the De­nun­ci­ation of the Set­tle­ment with the Rus­si­an Au­thor­it­ies on the Avoid­ance of Double Tax­a­tion of Earn­ings and Prop­erty...
01/06/2022
CMS Next
What’s next? In a world of ever-ac­cel­er­at­ing change, stay­ing ahead of the curve and know­ing what’s next for your busi­ness or sec­tor is es­sen­tial.At CMS, we see ourselves not only as your leg­al ad­visers but also as your busi­ness part­ners. We work to­geth­er with you to not only re­solve cur­rent is­sues but to an­ti­cip­ate fu­ture chal­lenges and in­nov­ate to meet them.With our latest pub­lic­a­tion, CMS Next, our ex­perts will reg­u­larly of­fer you in­sights in­to and fresh per­spect­ives on a range of is­sues that busi­nesses have to deal with – from ESG agen­das to re­struc­tur­ing after the pan­dem­ic or fa­cing the di­git­al trans­form­a­tion. We will also share with you more about the work that we are do­ing for our cli­ents, help­ing them in­nov­ate, grow and mit­ig­ate risk.To be able to provide you with the best sup­port, we im­merse ourselves in your world to un­der­stand your leg­al needs and chal­lenges. However, it is equally im­port­ant that you know who we are and how we can work with you. So, we in­vite you to meet our ex­perts and catch a glimpse of what is hap­pen­ing in­side CMS.En­joy read­ing this pub­lic­a­tion, which we will up­date reg­u­larly with new con­tent.CMS Ex­ec­ut­ive Team
20/05/2022
DEBRA – The new EU tax ini­ti­at­ive aim­ing at pro­mot­ing a fair and sus­tain­able...
With­in the EU a wide­spread asym­metry ex­ists between debt and equity fin­an­cing. Usu­ally, in­terest is tax de­duct­ible from the cor­por­ate in­come tax base while di­vidends do not be­ne­fit from such ad­vant­age...
12/04/2022
Ukraine: Tax re­lief meas­ures for busi­nesses in­tro­duced for the dur­a­tion...
On 15 March 2022, Ukrain­i­an par­lia­ment passed draft law No 7137-д, which ad­opts tax meas­ures aimed at sup­port­ing busi­nesses and people dur­ing war­time.The key meas­ures ap­plic­able to busi­nesses in­clude:...
28/03/2022
Ger­many: Cross-bor­der em­ploy­ee as­sign­ments - li­ab­il­ity for wage tax?
The de­cis­ive factor for wage tax li­ab­il­ity in the in­ter­na­tion­al as­sign­ment of em­ploy­ees is not who pays the wage. For the em­ploy­ee, the ques­tion is: in which coun­try must the in­di­vidu­al pay tax on his...
07/03/2022
Ukraine coun­try tax guide
1. Lan­guages used by the loc­al tax au­thor­it­ies Ukrain­i­an. For­eign doc­u­ments must be trans­lated in­to Ukrain­i­an when provided to the Ukrain­i­an tax au­thor­it­ies. 2. Main cor­por­a­tion tax char­ac­ter­ist­ics...
14/02/2022
Con­sequences of the Court of Justice of the European Uni­on rul­ing on the...
The Court of Justice of the European Uni­on (here­in­after, “CJEU”) has de­clared the gen­er­al rules on pen­al­ties for tax of­fences re­lated to the in­form­at­ive de­clar­a­tion of over­seas as­sets and rights ...
03/02/2022
Tax treaty between France and Colom­bia: Fi­nally entered in­to force!
France has an ex­tens­ive net­work of tax treat­ies in Lat­in Amer­ica. However, Colom­bia was still a coun­try with which France had no tax treaty entered in­to force, des­pite a tax treaty be­ing signed back in...
03/02/2022
Ukrain­i­an amend­ment gives fresh im­petus to in­dus­tri­al parks
On 7 Oc­to­ber 2021, Law of Ukraine No. 1710-IX “On Amend­ments to the Law of Ukraine "On In­dus­tri­al Parks" and Oth­er Le­gis­lat­ive Acts of Ukraine for At­tract­ing In­vest­ments to In­dus­tri­al Sec­tor of Eco­nomy...
23/12/2021
Min­im­um tax­a­tion of groups and shell en­tit­ies: two new draft dir­ect­ives...
On Decem­ber 22, 2021, the European Com­mis­sion pub­lished two draft dir­ect­ives: the first one is the European ad­apt­a­tion of the mod­el rules pub­lished two days earli­er by the OECD in or­der to guar­an­tee a...
09/12/2021
Re­duced VAT rates: agree­ment reached by EU Fin­ance min­is­ters to up­date...
The Coun­cil of the European Uni­on reached a polit­ic­al agree­ment on 7th Decem­ber 2021 for the ad­op­tion of a dir­ect­ive aim­ing at mod­ern­ising and har­mon­ising the rules for the ap­plic­a­tion of re­duced VAT...