Jānis Taukačs

Jānis Taukačs

Partner, Tax & Customs


+371 67 365 019

Mob: +371 29 139 300
Fax: +371 67 365 001
E-mail: janis.taukacs@sorainen.com
Office: Latvia

Practice areas:

Tax & Customs

Languages: Latvian, English, Russian

Jānis Taukačs is a partner and head of the Sorainen Tax & Customs Practice Group in the Baltics and Belarus. He has been practising law (with a focus on tax and customs) since 1995.

Jānis has been involved in many of the largest-scale projects, and his portfolio of tax and legal clients includes over 200 local and international businesses. Seven years with professional services firm KPMG Latvia and over ten years with Sorainen symbolise his highly valuable expertise in tax and customs law matters.

Jānis has published over 250 articles, blogs and other publications mostly on taxation and customs law in the Latvian and international business media, including TV, and has lectured at Latvian and international conferences and seminars, also universities, on tax and customs.

Since 2006, Jānis has been a recommended tax practitioner in Latvia by many international publications, including:

  • The Legal 500 (which praised him for being “highly rated in the market”); 
  • Chambers Europe regarded Jānis as "one of the standout individuals" and "a real leader in the market";
  • Who’s Who Legal, International Tax Review, Tax Directors Handbook (among TDH250 – list of the leading 250 tax lawyers in the world), Expert Guides and Best Lawyers.

University of Latvia, Latvia (LLB, LLM)
Specialised professional courses by KPMG and the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation, the International Fiscal Association, ERA, VAT Forum, Riga Graduate School of Law and many others


Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), National Strategy Council that decides on solving and lobbying issues important for the LCCI members in relations with the government, Deputy Chairperson
Latvian Bar Association, Deputy Chairman of Tax and Finance Commission
International Bar Association, Tax Law Section
International Fiscal Association
AIJA (Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats), Tax Law Commission
VAT Forum
International VAT Group “VAT Europe”
WTS Alliance
Transfer Pricing Associates
International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD)


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