Who We Are

Our tax experts shall assist you in all tax matters, starting from filling in a tax return, up to the most complex cross-border tax structuring issues, transfer pricing matters and shall support you and take care of wealth taxation issues. This tax team holds valuable experience in application of tax law and pioneering tax litigation techniques.

It brings together the work experience of various Big Four accounting firms, leading non-governmental organizations and the State Revenue Service, as well as academic work experience in the area of tax law and litigation. The tax team deals with all kind of taxes applicable in Latvia. The tax experts within the team are dedicated to tax review and enthusiastic in applying tax law.

Practice In Detail
  • Corporate & Individual Tax Audit
  • Corporate Income Tax
  • Cross-border Taxation
  • Customs
  • Direct & Indirect Taxation
  • Employment Tax
  • Expatriate Taxation
  • International Taxation
  • M&A Taxation
  • Personal Income Taxation
  • Second Opinion
  • Solidarity Tax
  • Tax Disputes & Litigation
  • Tax Due Diligence
  • Tax Review
  • Tax Risk Analyses
  • Tax Ruling
  • Taxation of Wealth
  • Transfer Pricing
  • Value Added Tax
Clients
  • AirBaltic
  • Airdog
  • Airo Catering
  • Akvaparks
  • ALD Automotive
  • Balcia
  • BAO
  • Bombardier Russia
  • Booking Group
  • Cream Finance
  • Datakom
  • Dayton
  • E.L.L. Kinnisvara
  • Enfield Investments Holdings Corp.
  • Hill and Knowlton Latvia
  • Invalda
  • Merks
  • Merrild Kaffe
  • NCC Property Development
  • Nokia Latvija
  • TA Hydronics
  • TK Development

Experience

Advised the management of GroGlass in an MBO transaction from NCH Capital. The management team was supported by Kartesia. GroGlass is one of the world’s leading developers and manufacturers of anti-reflective coatings on glass and acrylic for various industries. Our role was to advise the management team in respect of various corporate governance and transactional aspects with the involved parties including tax advice.

Consulting Belarusian games developer on tax and corporate optimization, including advising on foreign tax regimes for the purpose of cross-border transfer of operations and corporate restructuring of Belarusian subsidiary.

Advising a local cash-back service on corporate structuring across different countries, involving designing a cross-border holding structure with a focus on ensuring the most tax-efficient framework for IT-business.

Full legal support of restructuring of the real estate holding, including cross-border transfer of a property (UK-Belarus-Hong Kong) to avoid non-recoverable VAT-payments.

Advising on restructuring of a real estate ownership, including cross-border transfer (Panama-Belarus-Cyprus) of a real estate with the purpose to reduce tax burden and deoffshorize the structure for management transparency.

Advising NCC Property Development on various tax issues involving re-organizations of NCC group companies and transfer of losses in a tax efficient way.

Advising Monilaite-Thomeko Group (Dayton) on cross – border merger in Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus.

Advising Baltcom Fiber (an optical subsea high capacity dark fibre cable owner) on various VAT and corporate income tax issues and drafting an advance ruling request to the Latvian tax authorities to clarify VAT and corporate income tax issues regarding the disposal of the asset in two jurisdictions and neutral sea waters.

Successfully representing and defending Successfully representing and defending Aliaz Cooperation in full scope tax audit, including defending cross border multiple jurisdiction business cost structures, management fee policies and transfer pricing documentation in full scope tax audit, including defending cross border multiple jurisdiction business cost structures, management fee policies and transfer pricing documentation

Advising a local developer in a novel VAT assignment, where the VAT part of the purchase price was an assignment for reclaiming VAT instead of money.

Key Contacts

Jūlija Sauša

Head of Tax

+371 28 332 283

julija.sausa@vilgerts.comEmail

Viktorija Kristholde-Lūse

Tax Expert

+371 26 444 603

viktorija.kristholde-luse@vilgerts.comEmail

Roman Shpakovsky

Partner

+375 29 381 5163

roman.shpakovsky@vilgerts.comEmail

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