Tax and Customs practice protected interests of one of the leading Ukrainian producers of sunflower seed and rapeseed oil, Gradoliya Oil Extraction Plant LLC, in two stages of the tax dispute against the Main Directorate of the State Tax Services in Kirovohrad region (Ukraine).
The dispute arose out of the tax authority’s unsubstantiated assumptions about the false business transactions of the enterprise. The tax authority had also misinterpreted the Tax Code norms and claimed that Gradoliya Oil Extraction Plant LLC had allegedly violated the law, having refused to provide the requested documentation.
Earlier, in late May 2022, Kirovohrad Administrative Court canceled the UAH 24.8 mln tax decisions for Gradoliya Oil Extraction Plant LLC. INTEGRITES lawyers have advised the client on that stage of the dispute. Later on, the firm became legal counsel to the client in the next stage of it, when the Main Directorate of the State Tax Services in Kirovohrad region has appealed to the Third Administrative Court of Appeal. Ultimately, the court has left the decision of the court of the first instance unchanged.
Thus, the firm’s lawyers secured positive outcome for the client at the court of the first instance and at the court of appeal.
Led by Partner and Head of Tax and Customs practice Viktoriya Fomenko, the team working on the case included Senior Associate Kostiantyn Kharchenko and Junior Associate Viktor Chornyi.