GRATA International also provides expertise in the taxation of legal entities, which primarily entails major taxes such as CIT and VAT, property tax, vehicle tax, land tax, excise and other taxes, fees in the budget payable by corporations.

Our experts have the highest available knowledge in:

  • the correctness of the execution of a company’s obligations under the Tax Code, and the minimisation of tax risks thereby entailed;

  • tax planning and tax optimisation through optimal solutions, the development of effective internal tax policy in tax accounting and the application of tax benefits;
  • the choice of a business form (legal entity of subdivision) for business operations which is optimal for tax purposes.

  • assisting a service company operating in the oil and gas sphere, concerning tax optimization related to equipment supplies to Kazakhstan, equipment rent, and also payment of dividends to a non-resident of Kazakhstan;
  • preparation of a comparative analysis for foreign investors concerning business activities in Kazakhstan: Joint Stock Company, LLP or Branch office, from taxation point of view. Recommendation of  the most optimum form of business taking into account  kind of activity and jurisdiction of the investor;
  • assisting an international industrial concern on taxation (fiscal loading) on a thermal power plant project and its further activity;
  • assisting  a Chinese construction company concerning taxation and implementation of schemes of conveyance of real estate through conclusion of a contract of purchase and sale, by reorganization or as a contribution to authorized capital or  compensation;
  • assisting a Kazakhstan branch of an international investment concern regarding obligation on VAT payment within a contract on provision of technical services to a legal entity, non-resident of RK;
  • assisting a  Chinese construction company with taxation issues when granting an interest-free loan to a legal entity, resident of RK;
  • assisting the largest mining company in Kazakhstan on legal grounds of correction of sums of offset VAT;
  • assisting a large construction company concerning legitimacy of additional charge taxes according to transactions with false-enterprises, and also possible legal consequences.
Name Position Contacts
Assel Ilyasova Partner, Head of Tax Law Department Inquire
Eldar Ziatdinov Director of Tax Law Department, GRATA International (Moscow), Representative in Kazan Inquire
Nurbol Kissembayev Partner, Branch Director Inquire
Nodir Yuldashev Partner, Construction, Telecommunications, Transport, Tax and Litigation Inquire
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Problems with Obtaining Refunds from the Budget of Excess VAT Accumulated During Mineral Exploration

Lately, obtaining a refund of value added tax (VAT) incurred in connection with the export of goods[1] has been a pressing issue.


Review of the Amendments made to the Tax Code and Administrative Code in 2013

On 26 December 2012 the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan signed the Law On Amendments to Some Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Taxation.

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