Tax Development Programme

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About the Programme

The tax field is one of the most volatile areas of doing business. Legislative changes are required on a monthly basis to be successful in business. During the Programme the best tax professionals will share with you their experience on tax disputes and present you their latest cases.

Tax Development Programme was established in 2018 in order to help you understand the tax system in Ukraine, learn about all the pecularities of minimization and legitimate tax optimization. Each season programme is refreshed.

Having successfully finished the programme, you will receive the certificate of completion.


  • A more detailed discussion on value-added tax, global transparency, single tax, and transfer pricing.
  • Teamwork on cases.
  • A complete overview of taxes sphere in international and local terms.


  • Chief accountants.
  • Finance managers.
  • Senior managers of the tax and legal services department.


MODULE 1. Global Transparency and Tax Evasion – Hennadiy Voytsitskyi and Roman Koren, January 28, 16.00 – 19.00

  • Responsibility for tax evasion in 2019, local and international aspects 
  • Global transparency and the fight against tax evasion – what aspects to take into account
  • Implementation of the BEPS plan of actions 
  • Trans-border corporate structures creation, notification duty of the financial authorities on used tax models 
  • Information sharing with taxation authorities

Module 2. Tax Risks of Value-added Tax and Issues on Optimisation of the Value-added Tax (Based on Judicial Practice) – Larysa Antoshchuk, January 30, 16.00 – 19.00

  • Irreality of juristic acts and issues of consequences for VAT based on results of tax disputes, risk of open criminal execution (art.205 and art.212 Criminal Lawbook of Ukraine)
  • Giveaways: problematic issues with the VAT scope and looking at “simple prices”
  • Amendment of the VAT credit and tax liability in case of debts` simplification: position of tax bodies and taxpayers
  • Bonuses, credit-notes, discounts: optimisational operations together with tax risks with the VAT scope 
  • Arrest on remains in CEA of VAT, blocking of the tax way-bills` registration: war with real or illegal business? 
  • Operations with individual entrepreneurs, non-residents: actual questions from the fiscal body (based on the experience of tax inspection forwarding)

Module 3. Accounting Policy, Income and Single Tax – Iryna Gubina, February 04, 16.00 – 19.00

Accounting policy and income tax

  • Organization of tax and accounting accountancy in the company: useful nuances for tax values. How to define risks in business activity?
  • Recommendations on the company`s accounting policy building as an instrument of tax optimization, order on accounting policy and methodical documents on accounting processes
  • What to choose as a basis for accounting report – national or international standards. Advantages and risks of VCAP usage as a basis for accounting policy of the company

Risks` decrease and tax planning in the sphere of working relations and interaction with private individuals

  • Forms of collaboration with individuals: labor and civic-law relations, collaboration invitation of individuals. Unified Social Tax accountancy
  • Financial sanctions for labor legislation violation: maintenance algorithm and risks transfer from «big» до «small» forfeits, judicial practice analysis
  • PDFO and UST (personal income tax), main instruments. Variants of formulization on workers` payments in the company`s regulated documents
  • Condition on working payment, inner documents and their connection with individuals` tax on income

Primary documents: recommendations on smart workflow building

  • Novelties on primary documents status that were in 2018-2019
  • Reserves of ungotten documents: should they be formed? 

Single tax: risks that are worth to be taken into account in tax planning

  • Single tax and ППЄП. Risks of single tax. Special features of single tax working in commerce and service industry
  • Risks of not using PTR, cases when PTR are not objective but must be used
  • Analysis of interaction schemes between common entities with simple (individuals and entities)

Module 4. Transfer Pricing – Oleksandr Fedosieienko, February 06, 16.00 – 20.00

  • TP 3.0 BEPS – intruder is never late:

– three-layer model of accounting 

– «clever economic purpose»

– primary goods

– permanent delegations

– 30% of revenue correction

  • Credits in foreign exchange – requests for tax payers:

– currency control in a new way: NBU decision and its practical usage 

  • Draft 1210 – short overview of main changes:

– tax amortization

– thin capitalisation

– correcting from tax on income

– tax examinations

– responsibility

– changes to tax accounting and limits


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Hennadiy Voytsitskyi
Partner of the Kyiv Office of Baker McKenzie heading the Tax and Customs Practice Group, specializes in advising multinational and domestic clients on international tax planning and tax structuring, including cross-border inbound and outbound investment, tax controversy and litigation, wealth management. In 2016 Tax Practice Group, which is led by Hennadiy Voytsitskyi, was awarded "Ukraine Tax Law Firm of the Year 2016" by the International Tax Review’s (ITR) European Tax Awards
Roman Koren
Associate with Tax and Customs Practice Group of Baker McKenzie in Kyiv and specializes in general tax structuring, transfer pricing, VAT and customs matters
Larysa Antoshchuk
Senior manager, head of solving tax disputes practice, licensed attorney with the 10 years experience of accomponiment and consulting of the international and Ukrainian companies
Iryna Gubina
Editor of the accountant publications, journal "БухгалтеріяUA", newspaper "Бухгалтерія" (publication "Бліц-Інформ"), independent consultant on tax and accountant audit issues, experience of the active lector activity around Ukraine from 2003, professiobnal certificattes - CAP, DipIFRrus
Oleksandr Fedosieienko
Senior Manager, Transfer Pricing and Operating Model Effectiveness, EY Ukraine, over 12 years of experience in transfer pricing, local and international taxation, audit, and other financial and tax areas, since 2013 his main focus is helping Ukrainian and international businesses comply with the transfer pricing frameworks and plan their supply chains in the most efficient ways
Hennadiy Voytsitskyi
Roman Koren
Larysa Antoshchuk
Iryna Gubina
Oleksandr Fedosieienko


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