On April 17, 2012, Senior Associate of Lavrynovych & Partners Law Firm Roman Blazhko conducted a workshop entitled “Tax Evasion – Long Arms of the Law” at the American Chamber of Commerce (АСС).
In his report, Roman Blazhko addressed in detail issues related to tax crime qualification and the latest trends of the judicial practice. “There may be different scenarios for bringing company officers responsible for filing tax reports to criminal liability, – said Roman Blazhko. – “There is no explicit clarification or unambiguous judicial practice regarding the situations where liability will be borne by a manager or by chief accountant.”
In particular, the speaker highlighted the specific features of law enforcement authorities’ qualification of officers’ actions in substantiating the non-commodity nature of transactions and cited facts demonstrating tax exposure of counterparties.
Roman Blazhko is the author of more than 50 publications on taxation. He closely cooperates with the tax committees of the American Chamber of Commerce and the European Business Association (ЕВА), and is a member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA).