Economy and finances

Principal risks related to imminent adoption of the tax code

June 17, 2010

Principal risks related to imminent adoption of the tax code

Dear Ladies and Sirs!

In connection with the circumstance that the government has planned adoption of the tax code for the nearest future we would like to provide you with brief outline of the principal issues which trigger material risks for the business and introduce drastic changes to relations with tax authorities.

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