Appealing to a business ombudsman may significantly save money for decent businessmen who are not willing to compromise.
This opinion was expressed by Ovcharov & Partners Managing Partner Denis Ovcharov in a comment for the Law and Business.
Tax audits become more problematic. “At present, the tax authorities have not formed a power vertical. Therefore, local management is beginning to actively use its position, and inspections are becoming more “creative”, he said.
The real business interests can be effectively protected by the Business Ombudsman Council. The BOC inspectors follow a European approach to cooperation with the authorities, in particular the State Fiscal Service. “Undoubtedly, the BOC, although a political authority, is still effective. Even though inspectors are not allowed to participate in court hearings, their activities are very effective. It is the only authority capable of influencing the decisions made by civil servants,”- said D. Ovcharov.