Donat Podnyek

Donat Podnyek

Partner, Tax & Legal, People Services

KPMG in the CIS

Donat has been working with KPMG in Moscow since 1999 and has more than 12 years of advisory experience in taxation. He is responsible for providing tax advice to local and multinational companies operating in different industries and to individuals. Donat specializes in structuring assignments of multinational companies' employees to Russia and abroad, including cross-border tax planning, implementing local/adjustment of global stock based incentive plans for various levels of employees in Russia, restructuring remuneration and employment arrangements, taxing individuals and their family members in Russia and abroad and structuring the sale of individuals’ businesses. Donat also has extensive experience in personal tax, labor and payroll compliance.

In the Media


Comments for Izvestia on tightening fiscal control over winnings from bookmakers.

Comments for RBC PRO on the amendments to Russian tax legislation introduced in Q2 2021.

Comments for Izvestia on why Russian bloggers are exempt from US taxes.

Comments for on the outlook for a progressive tax scale in Russia.

Comment for on the NDFL payment by Russians citizens from operations with cryptocurrencies.

Comment for Kommersant on the transfer of part of tax deductions to the online format.

Comments for Izvestia on Montenegro's intention to stop issuing citizenship for investments starting next year.

Comments for Forbes on tax incentives for investors to increase the number of IPOs in Russia.

Comments for Izvestia on the nature of requests to individuals from the tax authorities.

Comments for Bankovskoye Obozrenie on the annual Russian M&A Review findings.

Comments for Vedomosti on the interest of CFC owners towards the new tax regime.

Comments for Izvestia on income tax levies on wealthy Russians at the end of January.

Comments for on the taxation of deposits.

Comments for Russia 24 on tax deduction available on the individual investment account.

Comments for Izvestia on the US exit tax.

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

Areas of expertise
Employment Compensation, Benefits and Employment Tax Employment Tax Advisory Equity Compensation Global Mobility Services Tax Management Consulting Tax Services to Individuals
Education and qualifications
  • Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), Accounting and Audit

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