Svitlana Musienko, Partner and Head of Tax at DLA Piper in Ukraine, has been re-elected to the board of the International Fiscal Association in Ukraine (IFA) for the third time.
Board members are elected by members of the association and will hold their positions until 2015.
Working on a voluntary basis for the IFA, the board is expected to contribute to a constructive dialogue between international business representatives and the Ukrainian tax and judicial authorities, and to work to establish the further implementation of international standards in Ukraine's tax field (including OECD Commentary, Transfer Pricing Guidelines, concepts developed by ECJ and tax courts in other jurisdictions).
To further these ends, the board members of the IFA will conduct seminars and meetings with the Ministry of Revenues and Duties, draft new legislative acts, and represent the IFA at an international level.
Transfer pricing rules, the beneficial ownership concept introduced by the Tax Code of Ukraine, and a permanent establishment of tax status are all expected to be hot topics this year, according to Musienko, who also expects the reduction of discriminatory provisions towards non-residents in the Tax Code of Ukraine to be a frequent focus.
Musienko will be joined on the IFA board for 2014-2015 by Svetlana Bilyk (PricewaterhouseCoopers), Irina Marushko (Lavrynovich & Partners), and Ruslan Vakhitov (Baker Tilly). Alexander Buryak (PricewaterhouseCoopers) became the Treasurer of the Association, and Elena Voznyuk (OMP Law Offices) became its President.