Tax Administration in Donetsk v. VAT “Philip Morris Ukraine”

The Tax Administration in Donetsk discovered that a tobacco company, Philip Morris Ukraine, had failed to report its storage of over 9 million dollars USD worth of items. The Tax Administration alleged that the unreported storage violated the relevant tobacco control law and sought a financial penalty of the same amount. The defendant appealed the sanctions to the Kharkiv District Administrative Court, which found that the Tax Administration had fully demonstrated a violation of the law. Accordingly, the Administrative Court ordered payment in the amount requested to the State Budget of Ukraine.


Tax Administration in Donetsk v. VAT “Philip Morris Ukraine”, No. 2a-43106/09/2070, Харківський окружний адміністративний суд [Kharkiv District Administrative Court] (2011).

  • Ukraine
  • Feb 21, 2011
  • Kharkiv District Administrative Court (Харківський окружний адміністративний суд)


Plaintiff Tax Administration in Donetsk

Defendant VAT “Philip Morris Ukraine”

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Type of Litigation

Tobacco Control Topics

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