Court took taxpayer’s side
On 18 January 2012 the District Administrative Court of Kyiv issued a decree in the lawsuit brought by the Cai & Lenard advocates on behalf of the client – international transportation company against the state tax inspection.
The claim was completely satisfied. The court agreed with the key arguments of the plaintiff and admitted that the tax authority has no right to make the law-abiding taxpayer liable for the violations of his contractor. A criminal case against the officials of the contractor may not entail the recognition of agreements with this contractor void. In other aspects of the suit the court also considered the arguments of the Cai & Lenard lawyers and recognized the decisions of the tax authority that infringe upon the freedom of the client’s activities as illegitimate.