Forensic to identify and prevent tax risks:

It is used for all economic entities and forms of ownership:

For big companies it is used to prevent accusations

  • in business splitting and reducing transfer pricing
  • in possessing no documents confirming the fiscal residence and income right
  • in reclassifying loan agreements into other forms of transactions, for example into investment contracts.

For small and medium-sized businesses in relation to due tax diligence when choosing contractors

For all business categories in relation to defense against accusations in unjustified tax benefit and additional charge of taxes and duties


Forensic to identify tax risks is used for assessment of the company tax strategy and opportunities to be approved by tax authorities.

The tax forensic results in determining the probable size of tax claims before the field tax audit to be realized by tax authorities.

Priority opportunities:

  • To change the company tax strategy and planning
  • To minimize reputational risks due to inevitable public disclosure in the event of any disputes with tax authorities

The tax forensic includes services to protect the Client at the pre-inspection analysis with a deeper economic investigation and is used for works with external and internal factors of tax risks.

The external factors include:
 Information factors: tax problems of contracting parties, changes in a position of tax, judicial and financial authorities concerning taxation, an untimely information acquisition from state bodies.
Economic factors: financial and economic activities of a taxpayer, changes in taxpayers, changes in the tax book, changes in tax rates or other tax elements, changes in penalties.
Social factors: social policy, corruption.
Political factors: conflicts with authorities.
The internal factors include:
 Organizational factors: unqualified employees in the company tax departments, cooperation of business units with each other and with tax authorities when charging taxes, a low level of awareness about tax risks among management.
Technical factors: lack of tax planning, incomplete technology for information recording and processing when calculating and paying taxes.
 Economic factors: cost of tax departments or use of services provided by accounting and consulting firms, deterioration of financial and economic activities of the company.
Social factors: conflict of interests between the owner and the corporate management
 Regulatory authorities around the world seek to tighten control and increase management over tax revenues for the treasury by increasing the disclosed information scope concerning tax planning and optimization.

On June 7, 2017 Russia signed BEPS and undertook to amend current double tax treaties by inserting clauses concerning anti-money laundering and shifting of profit into low tax jurisdictions.

Chief executive of tax and administration practices Vladlena Varshavskaya, Senior Partner  +7 812 339 229 8