Senior Associate, Tax & Customs
As a senior associate with the firm’s tax team, my primary role is managing indirect tax projects relating to value added tax, excise tax, natural resources tax and customs issues. Having worked in the tax field since 2002, I have gained significant experience not just with Sorainen, but also with the Latvian tax authorities and a tax department of a multi-national audit company.
Wide-scope VAT work. My work includes coordinating and implementing VAT planning and structuring projects, particularly those related to real estate. I also conduct VAT reviews for target companies that our clients intend to sell or buy. I am also involved in our clients’ VAT disputes with the Latvian tax authorities.
Standing for a better tax environment. I successfully lobbied for the introduction of a local VAT reverse charge for household electrical goods and electronic goods. I also achieved correct implementation of the electricity tax directive in Latvia along with the right to apply the exemptions provided.
Tax knowledge in complicated transactions. I regularly advise clients on correct taxation of complex transactions and have a good knowledge of CJEU (the Court of Justice of the European Union) case law in VAT and excise matters, which is always a strong argument when dealing with the tax authorities.
Assistance with tax authorities. I provide regular assistance for clients in their cooperation with the State Revenue Service. Having been involved in numerous tax audits, my track record shows positive results for a large number of clients.
- University of Latvia, Latvia (Mg.oec.)
- Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Latvia (Bc.oec.)
I am a member of
- Member of VAT experts’ group
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