The 2017 Corporate Tax Award ceremony was held in Moscow on 11 October 2017 during the meeting of the Management Board of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP).
The meeting attendees included Vasily S. Osmakov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade, Kirill V. Molodtsov, Deputy Minister of Energy, Alexey V. Sazanov, Director of Tax and Customs Policy Department at the Russian Ministry of Finance, and Dmitry S. Satin, Deputy Commissioner of Russia’s FTS. As part of the agenda, the meeting attendees discussed the usage of tax instruments to encourage investment activity.
Among participants in the awards ceremony were Alexander N. Shokhin, RSPP President, Sergey D. Shatalov, Vice-President, OOO Media Group Aktion – MTSFER, and Ekaterina V. Lazorina, PwC Partner, CEE Tax and Legal Leader.
The Grand Prix went to the tax team from PJSC Inter RAO.
ZAO Interfax and PJSC Gazprom Neft were named the winners in the Tax Project of the Year category.
The AO PhosAgro-Cherepovetz was named the winner in the Effective Use of SSC for Tax Function category.
The P.I. Kolomensky (OOO MC Polyus) and V.E. Murzin (PAO Moscow Exchange) were named the winners in the Active Involvement in Tax Practice and Tax Law Development category.
The special award, For Contributions to Strengthening the Prestige of the Tax Profession, was given to A.P. Pochinok posthumously.
The expert panel made a special note of the nominees who had a high chance of winning the awards.
Nominees in the Tax Project of the Year category included OOO ROSNANO Management Company, OOO Polyus Management Company.
Nominees in the Active Involvement in Tax Practice and Tax Law Development category included M.L. Khvalibov (AO Arconik SMZ), I.L. Miroshnichenko (OOO Gazprom Export), and O.V. Emelyanova (PAO Inter RAO).