The XV Siberian Tax Forum successfully held online

On 30 October, the XV Siberian Tax Forum was held. It was organised by Nalogoved journal and the Institute of Law of the Kemerovo State University with expert legal support from Pepeliaev Group. The event was held online.

In the beginning, the guests were welcomed by Stanislav Gavrilov, Director of the Law Institute of the Kemerovo State University, Elena Latyshenko, the Authorised Council on Protecting the Rights of Entrepreneurs for the Kemerovo Region, and Natalia Borovleva, Deputy Head of the Novosibirsk Region Tax Office of the Russian Federal Tax Service.

The first session was dedicated to consistent and good-faith behaviour of participants in tax relationships. The participants discussed the estoppel and its role in tax law and shared some examples of tax authorities’ inconsistent behaviour, including those from court practice. The moderator of the session was Sergey Pepeliaev, Managing Partner of Pepeliaev Group, Editor-in-Chief of Nalogoved. The participants who took part in the discussion were: Elena Suvorova, Head of the Russian Federal Tax Service’s Department for Major Taxpayers, Natalia Shipitsina, Head of the Department for Methodology of Bookkeeping and Accounting and Tax Matters of the Finance Division of TechnoNICOL Corporation, Egor Lysenko, Head of Pepeliaev Group’s Siberian Office, and Maxim Lyubchenko, Associate, Pepeliaev Group’s Siberian Office.

Andrey Mikulin, Head of Pepeliaev Group's Sakhalin Office, delivered a special report: “Regional investment projects in Siberia and the Far East: tendencies in the administration of law”. 

The topic of the second session was article 54.1 of the Russian Tax Code: from form to substance. The participants discussed the correlation between article 54.1 and other regulations of the Russian Tax Code, the application of article 54.1 to uncontrolled transactions, how tax authorities assess taxpayers’ transactions with a third party being engaged and certain other matters. The session was moderated by Vadim Zaripov, deputy Editor-in-Chief of Nalogoved. The participants included Vladimir Sokolov, Deputy Head of the Federal Tax Service's Inter-district Inspectorate No. 4 for major taxpayers, Andrey Potapov, Presiding Judge of the Kemerovo Region Commercial Court, Ksenia Litvinova, Partner, Pepeliaev Group, and Ekaterina Martemianova, Senior Associate, Pepeliaev Group’s Siberian Office.

More than 150 people took part in the XV Siberian Tax Forum. 

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