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This handbook Conducting Business in Ukraine 2021 has been prepared by the attorneys of Baker McKenzie’s Kyiv office as a general guide for companies operating or considering investing in Ukraine. It is intended to present an overview of the key aspects of the Ukrainian legal system and the regulation of business activities in the country

In brief On 25 February 2021, the President of Ukraine submitted to the Parliament of Ukraine Bill No. 5153 “On Amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine on Stimulating the Regularization of Income and Improving Tax Culture of Citizens by Introducing Voluntary Disclosure by Individuals of Their Assets and Payment…

On 23 May 2020, the Law of Ukraine “On Amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine Purposed to Improve the Administration of Taxes, Eliminate Technical and Logical Inconsistencies in the Tax Legislation” (“Anti-BEPS Law”) became effective with certain provisions being phased out.

At the same time, certain provisions of the Anti-BEPS Law have called for the extension of their entry into force or elaboration thereof.

To this end, on 14 July 2020, the Parliament of Ukraine passed Law of Ukraine No. 786-IX “On Amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine with respect to Functioning of the Electronic Cabinet and Simplification of Work of Private Entrepreneurs”, which entered into force on 8 August 2020.

In addition, on 17 December 2020, the Parliament of Ukraine adopted the Law of Ukraine “On Amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine and Other Laws of Ukraine to Ensure the Collection of Data and Information Required for Reporting of Certain Income Subject to Taxation” (“Amending Law”).

On 1 January 2021, the Amending Law became effective.

On 23 May 2020, the Law of Ukraine “On Amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine Purposed to Improve the Administration of Taxes, Eliminate Technical and Logical Inconsistencies in the Tax Legislation” (‘Anti-BEPS Law’) became effective with certain provisions being phased out.

At the same time, certain provisions of the Anti-BEPS Law have called for the extension of their entry into force or elaboration thereof.

Separately, the President of Ukraine referred to the Cabinet of Ministers with a number of recommendations purposed to enhance the Anti-BEPS Law concerning, inter alia, the CFC Rules, protection of data reported by taxpayers and obtained from the foreign jurisdictions.

To this end, on 14 July 2020, the Parliament of Ukraine passed Law No. 786-IX “On Amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine with respect to Functioning of the Electronic Cabinet and Simplification of Work of Private Entrepreneurs” (‘Amending Law’). On 8 August 2020, the Amending Law entered into force.