Having bank loyalty programmes exempted from being additionally taxed

The firm’s lawyers represented one of America's largest finance corporations in a complex tax dispute that touched on various issues concerning the taxation of banking activity. The case was an important precedent for the entire banking sector. Pepeliaev Group’s lawyers managed to prove, before the Presidium of the Russian Supreme Commercial (‘Arbitration’) Court, that the fact of VIP clients receiving bonuses from banks does not generate taxable income. The decision that the Supreme Commercial Court issued in helped to protect banks’ loyalty programmes from being additionally taxed. Such disputes set important precedents for the entire banking sector.

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