Integrites Successful for Euronet Ukraine in Tax Dispute

Integrites Successful for Euronet Ukraine in Tax Dispute

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Integrites has successfully protected the interests of Euronet Ukraine, the Ukrainian representative of the Euronet Worldwide group, in a UAH 64 million tax dispute with the Kyiv State Fiscal Service.

Euronet Worldwide is a group of companies specializing in the production, installation, and maintenance of ATMs and payment terminals.

According to Integrites, “resulting from a tax audit, the dispute arose in 2018 when the Kyiv tax authority overstated the amount of the corporate profit tax that allegedly had to be paid by [Euronet Ukraine] for intra-group transactions. When Integrites team challenged the audit’s results, the tax authority arranged another, unscheduled audit. The results of this audit were identical to those of the previous one. [Euronet Ukraine then] filed an administrative claim to the court to recognize the tax authority’s actions as illegal and cancel the tax assessment. In late 2019, a year after the proceedings have been initiated and six court hearings, Kyiv District Administrative Court canceled tax assessments worth UAH 64 million. In addition, the court ruled that [Euronet Ukraine] had not violated tax legislation and kept accounting and tax records accurately.“

Integrites’ team included Partner Oleksandr Onishchenko and Senior Associate Serhii Rymar.

Editor's Note: In July 2020 Integrites reported that the Kyiv District Administrative Court's decision had been upheld by Ukraine's Sixth Administrative Court of Appeal, which "dismissed the appeal ... [and], in addition ... held that Euronet Ukraine should receive full reimbursement of more than UAH 200,000 spent on legal support in proceedings in the courts of both instances.“