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Andrey Ermolaev

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

2020

Comments for RBC on increased attention from the tax authorities towards intra-group financing.

Comments for VTimes on the possible consequences of a hike in profits tax.

Comments for Pravo.ru on what changes to tax inspections can be introduced in the second half of the year. 

Comments for Taxes.vedomosti.ru on a reduction in or a temporary suspension of tax payments as an effective support measure in a crisis.

Comments for Vedomosti on possible consequences of cancelling advance property tax payments and land tax declarations.

Comments for RBC on how the Federal Tax Service has changed under Mikhail Mishustin.

2019

Comments for Vedomosti on the taxation of movable and immovable property. 

Comments for RBC on litigations caused by the abolition of movable property tax in 2019.

Comments for Kommersant on Communications Law amendments proposed by Rostelecom.  

Comments for Izvestia on the legal regulation of digital assets.

Comments for the Kommersant supplement on the feasibility of regulatory and supervisory reforms.

Comments for Vedomosti on how the tax burden will change once the business property tax rate is increased.

2018

Comments for Vedomosti on the possibility of tracking companies' cash flows using the ASC-2 VAT automated control system.

Comments for Vedomosti on the preferential tax rate on business property.

Comments for Vedomosti on a projected increase in the average tax burden on business in 2019.

Comments for RBC on information about the tax liability of Russian companies, published by the Federal Tax Service.

Comments for Vedomosti on the tax burden for business.

Comments for Vedomosti on the electronic services market provided from abroad.

Comments for Adindex.ru on deducting advertising expenses from pre-tax profits.

Comments for Vedomosti on a deduction in advertising expenses from pre-tax profits.

An interview for RBC TV on a draft law clarifying individual property tax calculations.

Comments for Vedomosti on the specifics of commercial building energy efficiency privileges.

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

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