Client Alert

| March 16, 2012

Recent Russian Court Decisions on “Thin Capitalization” Tax Rules

Recent court cases in Russia evidence the intention of the Russian tax authorities to limit the taxpayer’s opportunity to benefit from certain loopholes in Russian tax legislation, especially in the so-called “thin capitalization” rules. The cases demonstrate two lines of attack by the Russian tax authorities.

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