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Alisa Melkonian

Alisa Melkonian

Partner, Head of Tax Regional Development

KPMG in the CIS

Having joined KPMG in 1999, Alisa is the Head of Tax & Legal at KPMG North West Regional Center. Being a Partner she is in charge of advising clients on various tax, legal and customs issues in St. Petersburg and North-West region. Alisa frequently meets and consults with tax authorities having access to the most recent and updated information on the regional tax issues, including tax concessions. She is also a regular conference host, presenter and moderator.

In the Media


Comments for Delovoy Peterburg on the share of tax income from the construction sector in the tax income of the St. Petersburg budget.

Comments for Izvestia on tax tools to stimulate R&D development.


Comments for Izvestia on a targeted support programme for systemically important companies.

Comments for Expert NW on ways to support the export of Russian agricultural products.

Comments for Echo Moscow on measures to support the economy during the pandemic.

Comments for RBC Pro on tax benefits for charity providers.

Comments for Izvestiya on necessary anti-crisis support measures for large business.

Comments for Vedomosti on the effectiveness of a crisis response measure proposing abolishing property tax in return for deferred rental payments.

Comments for Izvestia on the attractiveness of government subsidies for business.

Comments for Kommersant on whether it is reasonable to ease the law on tax breaks for a number of sectors, in view of the current economic environment.


Comments for Vedomosti on a draft bill introducing tax incentives for constructors and operator of high-speed railroads. 

Comments for Expert on the investment attractiveness of Russian special economic zones.

Comments for Kommersant – Prilozhenie on the investment attractiveness of St. Petersburg and Tax Code amendments under which regions lose their right to set reduced income tax rates.


Comments for RBC on the possible reasons behind the low position of Russia in terms of investment attractiveness, based on research from SKOLKOVO and UCP Investment Group.

An interview for Expert South on investment processes.


Comments for Delovoy Peterburg about St. Petersburg companies running at a loss.

Comments to Kommersant about St. Petersburg investment attractiveness.

Comments for Kommersant about tax concessions for profit tax and wealth tax.

Areas of expertise
Corporate Tax Global Compliance Management Services Growth Mergers and Acquisitions Purchaser Due Diligence Startup Tax Compliance Tax Due Diligence Technology Vendor Due Diligence
Education and qualifications
  • St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance, honours degree

  • Co-chair of Tax committee of American Chamber of Commerce in St. Petersburg

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

  • In 2015 at the general meeting of American Chamber of Commerce the Tax Committee presided over by Alisa Melkonian received a special Sustained Achievement Award

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