PwC Ukraine hosts the 4th Annual Tax Litigation Conference: Alternative Tax Dispute Resolution: the Changing Paradigm

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Fourth Annual PwC Tax Litigation Conference, held on 28 November, gathered over 100 tax experts, public officials and business people. This year conference highlighted the challenging business environment in Ukraine and ongoing fiscal trends to include the development of Alternative Tax Dispute Resolution practices, the introduction of transfer pricing legislation, and the new Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine.

The speeches delivered by PwC attorneys focused on the nature of tax and customs disputes in Ukraine and the practice of their alternative resolution. There were also presented tax trends anticipated in 2014 and specific aspects of current criminal prosecution in the context of tax disputes.

Among the guest speakers was Valentin Bodryaga, Head of Administrative Appeal in Legal Department of the Ministry of Revenue and Duties of Ukraine, who shared the Ministry’s position with respect to the tax disputes and the potential of their resolution. Nadia Bilous, Head of Legal, British American Tobacco Ukraine, told the conference about business prospects and expectations. Natalia Blazhivska, Judge of the Highest Administrative Court of Ukraine, spoke about the European Court of Human Rights’ practices in tax litigation.

The conference results will facilitate a constructive public and private dialogue in respect of the tax dispute resolution, and will contribute to seeking an effective consensus.

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