ALTERNA counsels its clients about considering tax aspects when conducting transactions and structuring, and also in tax disputes.

We consider it important to involve our tax law attorneys in the projects we are leading, because tax law nuances need to be taken into consideration when concluding almost all contracts, both on an international and national level, and also in solving legal issues in everyday corporate activities.

In addition to ordinary tax disputes, ALTERNA represents and counsels members of management board in liability procedures and challenging liability decisions.

ALTERNA is cooperating with one of the largest economic magazines in Estonia, named Raamatupidamisuudised (RUP), which is specialised on taxation and accounting news. Our tax law specialist, attorney-at-law Epp Lumiste compiles periodical overviews to RUP about the most important amendments of legal acts, focusing especially on tax law regulation. In addition, our attorneys are engaged in composing articles and overviews to the magazine about actual taxation and accounting topics and answer to the readers’ questions about tax law.

Selection of work done by ALTERNA’s attorneys:

  • Analysing the tax aspects in substantial and complicated commercial- and obligation law transactions and counselling the conclusion of compromises;
  • Counselling members of management board regarding tax law issues and liability procedures;
  • Counselling companies about solving tax law issues arising in their corporate activities;
  • Representing a private limited company in the Supreme Court of Estonia in a dispute regarding an allegation of VAT fraud;
  • Counselling a client in a capacious dispute of customs law, regarding the correct classification of imported goods;
  • Representing a member of management board in the Supreme Court of Estonia about a liability decision;
  • Analysing the tax issues that arise from cross-border rental of manpower, whereas the circumstances of the case included the laws of three different countries. In addition to analysing Estonian national law, the project also involved cooperation with a foreign law firm and analysing European Union acts and transnational agreements between countries. This formed the basis of counselling the client about establishing a business model and forming contractual relations related to it;
  • Analysing the amendments of legal acts about taxation of dividends to be paid for international companies and composing an overview regarding that.