Andrey Ermolaev

Partner, Tax & Legal, Head of Tax Dispute Resolution

KPMG in the CIS

Andrey has extensive experience providing a wide range of tax dispute resolution services, as well as tax and legal consulting. His main work has been with major Russian and international companies in the real estate and construction, retail, oil & gas and finance sectors.

Andrey has more than 15 years of experience. Over this period he has successfully helped many clients by, amongst other things, supporting them during field and desk tax audits and challenging additional charges and claims made by the tax authorities, both at pre-trial and trial stages.

As a specialist interest, Andrey enjoys projects seeking to increase tax efficiency, including by providing services to identify tax provisions, overpayments and tax benefits. He is also focused on monitoring the business of companies in periods potentially open to tax audit, as well as identifying and assessing potential tax risks open to challenge from the tax authorities

In addition, Andrey has significant experience rendering services to contest cadastral values: during his work, Andrey managed to successfully contest cadastral values for major clients.

His projects representing client interests in litigation include:

  • Сase No. А05P-417/2019 – confirming the legitimacy of a property tax benefit in respect to energy-efficient equipment
  • Сase No. А41-64958/2019 – confirming the client’s entitlement to a regional investment tax benefit
  • Сases No. А41-13101/19 and А41-3245/19 – confirming the right to not pay the recycling tax in respect to motor vehicles (chassis) imported into Russia for the purpose of subsequent sale in the Republic of Belarus
  • Case No. А27-13534/2016 and case No. А60-7484/2017 – confirming the client’s entitlement to a property tax benefit in respect to facilities classed as highly energy efficient

 

In the Media

2022

Comments for Kommersant on the draft amendments to the Russian Tax Code.

2021

Comments for Forbes on the growing number of tax audits in the coming years.

Comments for Vedomosti on the Federal Tax Service tightening the control over the assets and operations of Russians abroad.

Comments for Kommersant on the Federal Tax Service becoming able to limit the right of business to dispose of property during tax audits.

For an archive of the speaker's earlier comments, interviews, and articles for the media see here.

Areas of expertise
Appeals to Tax Authority Arbitration Competent Authority Court Cases Disputes Documentation Litigation Tax Authority Audit - Enquiry Tax Dispute Resolution and Controversy Transfer Pricing
Education and qualifications
  • Moscow State Law Academy, Degree in Civil Law

  • State University of Management, Financial management