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The Russian Judiciary (Chapter 3)

The Russian Judiciary (Chapter 3)

This is the third chapter from the ‘Awara Russian Tax Guide’ book written by Jon Hellevig, Anton Kabakov and Artem Usov and updated in 2015. The Russian judicial system is currently undergoing serious reform. The main reform is that the previously acting specialized court for commercial disputes (the Supreme Commercial ... Read More »

Remember to properly document the holding of an annual general meeting of shareholders (owners) of your Russian firm

Remember to properly document the holding of an annual general meeting of shareholders (owners) of your Russian firm

This time of the year all Russian companies should hold annual shareholders meetings. Even when a formal meeting is not held it is important to make proper records and documentation of all shareholders’ decisions. Unfortunately, corporations frequently fail to pay enough attention to these issues which leads to unnecessary risks ... Read More »

As of 2015 all Russian companies are to report on and prepare documentation on all cross-border related-party transactions

As of 2015 all Russian companies are to report on and prepare documentation on all cross-border related-party transactions

Since 2014, all cross-border related-party transactions are subject to transfer pricing regulations, notwithstanding their value. Before 2014, transfer pricing rules applied only to major cross-border related-party transactions, that is, transactions deriving income in the amount of RUB 100 million and RUB 80 million in 2012 and 2013, respectively. This means ... Read More »

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Russian law now enables electronic (digital) signatures, e-invoicing and full electronic document flow

Russian law now enables electronic (digital) signatures, e-invoicing and full electronic document flow

It has now become a real possibility in Russia to operate a fully automated electronic document flow system both between contracting parties and in relation to state authorities. The law enables electronic execution of contracts, digital signature, e-invoices and all features of electronic accounting including electronic VAT invoices and other ... Read More »

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