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How to Liquidate a private company with possible issues

Protect your company from unfounded tax claims, close the firm without consequences for the owner, additional assessments and penalties ranging from 20% to 100%.

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via voluntary liquidation of the private company or bankruptcy.
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without risky and questionable methods.
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in the shortest time possible, at an average of 6 months.
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Ilya Rusyaev
"If you are unaware of the existence of tax risks, it does not mean they don't exist. It's extremely unwise to blindly proceed with the liquidation process. The consequences can be highly unpredictable, as seen in one of the cases: a tax audit with assessments amounting to 200 million rubles ($ 2 666 666,67) subsidiary liability leading to loss of assets, and the risk of criminal prosecution. I have encountered dozens, if not hundreds, of such cases where thoughtless actions resulted in unfortunate outcomes…"
Managing Partner, Leading Lawyer, and Director of the law firm "Rusyaev & Partners."
We specialize in the liquidation of companies with potential tax risks
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If a company has been actively operating, there is a high probability of tax risks. During the standard liquidation procedure, a majority of these risks are uncovered through on-site tax audits. The result is an underpayment and a penalty ranging from 20%, or, in cases of proven intent, from 40% of the underpayment amount, along with interest. In monetary terms, the penalty can amount to hundreds of thousands or even hundreds of millions of rubles, depending on the company's tax risks.
companies successfully liquidated
17 billion
rubles ($ 226 666 666,67) saved for our clients
17+ years
of legal practice
Legally save up to 80% of the tax risk amount during the company liquidation process. We provide services for liquidation of private companies even in the most complex and challenging cases with significant accounting errors.

Is it important for you to retain your company? Is a liquidation a necessary measure due to tax risks? We can help preserve your company even in serious trouble. We eliminate tax and bankruptcy risks and conduct corporate rehabilitation.
Legally save up to 80% of the tax risk amount during the company liquidation process. We provide services for liquidation of private companies even in the most complex and challenging cases with significant accounting errors.

Is it important for you to retain your company? Is a liquidation a necessary measure due to tax risks? We can help preserve your company even in serious trouble. We eliminate tax and bankruptcy risks and conduct corporate rehabilitation.
How do we protect you from unfounded claims of the Federal Tax Service (FTS), additional charges, and penalties during the company liquidation process?
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We analyze the accounting records, identify risks, and gather information.
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We rectify the accounting issues and minimize violations.
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We establish effective communication with the authorities until we achieve results.
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We solve the problems and then proceed with the liquidation of the private company
We have practical experience in dealing with all types of tax risks. We mobilize the necessary resources to liquidate the legal entity with minimal costs and without any adverse legal consequences for all parties involved.
5 cases from our practice: closures of private companies with tax risks
We sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) with each client. We are not allowed to disclose the company's name or testimonials, but we can share case details and the results of the legal entity's liquidation.
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Industry:
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Industry:
Import of construction equipment. A group of 6 companies.
Revenue:
10 billion rubles ($ 133 333 333,33) per year — total revenue of the group of companies.
Risk amount:
1.5 billion rubles ($ 20 000 000).
Reason for tax risks:
Some problems left by the former financial director.
Reason for liquidation:
Actions taken:
Desire to "bury" all problems in the past, refresh the company, and start anew.
We were entrusted with the liquidation of 5 out of 6 companies.
Outcome:
All 5 companies were successfully liquidated for a total cost of only 190 million rubles ($ 2 533 333,33). The liquidation of the 6th company was handled by another law firm, resulting in fines and financial sanctions amounting to 400 million rubles ($ 5 333 333,33). One of the companies had an unclosed transaction passport, with the delivery deadline approaching and the risk of prosecution under Article 193 of the Criminal Code. We managed to close the transaction passport by making amendments to the foreign exchange contract.
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Industry:
Supplies for the oil and gas sector.
Revenue:
800 million rubles ($ 10 666 666,67) per year.
Risk amount:
150 million rubles ($ 2 000 000).
Reason for tax risks:
Habit of working in the old way.
Reason for liquidation:
Receiving inquiries from law enforcement authorities. High probability of discovering tax risks.
Actions taken:
We prepared responses to all the inquiries from law enforcement authorities, changed the operating region and thoroughly prepared for the liquidation.
Outcome:
We liquidated the company using the bankruptcy procedure, with a total cost of only 25 million rubles ($ 333 333,33), despite having tax risks amounting to 150 million rubles ($ 2 000 000).
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Industry:
Transport operator for a state monopoly.
Revenue:
Undisclosed amount. Over 3,000 transportation units on the balance sheet, including 2 airplanes.
Risk amount:
6 billion rubles ($ 80 000 000).
Reason for tax risks:
Risk of creating a precedent in another bankruptcy case, which opens up the possibility of tax profit recalculations.
Reason for liquidation:
Change in the organizational structure of the interaction with the state monopoly.
Actions taken:
One of the tasks set by the client was to prepare the company for a tax audit and successfully pass it within a tight deadline. Having prepared for the on-site audit, we thoroughly prepared for the liquidation.
Outcome:
The tax audit was initiated and successfully passed. The company was liquidated for a total cost of 500 million rubles ($ 6 666 666,67), despite having tax risks amounting to 6 billion rubles.
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Industry:
Residential real estate developer.
Revenue:
Undisclosed amount.
Risk amount:
60 million rubles ($ 800 000).
Reason for tax risks:
The company did not have tax risks, but faced bankruptcy risks.
Reason for liquidation:
Actions taken:
Poor sales of apartments in the constructed residential complex. The company needed to be liquidated without going through bankruptcy and to adjust relations with creditors by transferring the remaining apartments to them.
We negotiated with creditors, explained the prospects of bankruptcy procedures to them, and convinced them to accept the property as payment for debts.
Outcome:
The company is successfully liquidated without bankruptcy proceedings; only 2 apartments with an area of 180 square meters transferred to the creditors.
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Industry:
Real estate owner.
Revenue:
Risk amount:
Total asset value of 1.5 billion rubles ($ 20 000 000).
200 million rubles ($ 2 666 666,67).
Reason for tax risks:
Confidence in schemes proposed by an irresponsible financial director.
Reason for liquidation:
The need to divide the real estate property into two new companies under the simplified tax system and to liquidate the old one.
Actions taken:
We changed the operating region of the business, prepared for the separation procedure, conducted negotiations with the inspection authority, fulfilled requirements within the framework of the Control and Analytical Department, and liquidated the company without any inspection.
Outcome:
We successfully completed the separation procedure and liquidated the main company for a total cost of 45 million rubles ($ 600 000), including all taxes paid.
Сheck within 10 minutes if you are at risk of a field tax audit (FTA) during the liquidation of a legal entity.
Download the checklist based on recommendations of former tax authority employees.
"12 Signs That Your Company is at Risk of a Field Tax Audit during Voluntary Liquidation"
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Understand why 98% of audits result in additional tax assessments.
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Learn how tax authorities select their candidates for field tax audits.
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Evaluate the risk of being chosen for a field tax audit based on 12 criteria.
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Discover ways to reduce the risk of a field tax audit for your company.
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Answers to frequently asked questions about the liquidation of a private company from our CEO Ilya Rusyaev
What are the risks of liquidation through sale, merger or offshore?
How to initiate the liquidation or bankruptcy procedure?
What are the methods of a private company liquidation?
Under what circumstances can a company be liquidated independently?
Who is at risk of a tax audit during voluntary liquidation?
How cooperative are tax authorities during the liquidation process?
Where do the tax risks arise from in a company?
How long does a private company liquidation process actually take?
How to liquidate a private company through its sale and lose 10 million rubles ($ 133 333,33)?
What types of cases do you decline?
What types of cases do you decline?
Is it possible to hire a liquidator for 30,000 rubles ($ 400)?
The reasons why you can trust us the liquidation of a private company
17 years of defending clients' interests in tax disputes
200+ successful cases of various complexity annually
32 successful tax audits completed
370 companies successfully liquidated
95 bankruptcy procedures finalized
Over 17 billion rubles ($ 226 666 666,67) saved for our clients
Ilya Rusyaev
Director of the law firm "Rusyaev and Partners"
  • Over 17 years of legal practice — defending clients' interests in courts, corporate conflicts, and bankruptcies
  • Participated in the development of more than 5 legislative projects, including amendments to the Tax Code of the Russian Federation
  • Responsible Secretary of the Council under the Chairman of the Federation Council for Interaction with Civil Society Institutions
  • Arbitration Trustee
  • Resident of Skolkovo (Moscow School of Management "Skolkovo")
  • Member of business communities Pravo.ru, Moscow Capital Club, "ALUN Club"
  • Chairman of the Charitable Foundation for Children with Special Needs "Mayak Zaboty"
  • Higher education — Law Faculty of the Kazan National Research Technical University named after A.N. Tupolev, additional education: Russian Law Academy of the Ministry of Justice of Russia, Moscow School of Management "Skolkovo"
Cost of a private company’s liquidation
We accompany the liquidation of private companies in Moscow and all regions of Russia.

The strategy for liquidating a legal entity primarily depends on the presence of tax risks. The chosen strategy, along with other factors, influences the price of a private company liquidation in Moscow. Regardless of the situation, our main goal is to close the legal entity with minimal expenses and without any negative legal consequences for all parties involved.
1) Our steps for minimizing tax risks during a company closure:
To analyze the company's accounting in accordance with the criteria set by the Federal Tax Service, identify risks, and gather information within our access level.
To implement a set of procedures to rectify the company's accounting, minimizing any violations.
To develop strategies to increase the chances for successful completion, when facing an audit.
2) The standard procedure for a liquidation of a private company includes:
To implement a set of procedures for a company liquidation.
Notifying debtors and creditors about the liquidation, publishing the notice on the Federal Resource site and in the "Herald of State Registration" magazine.
Preparation and approval of an interim liquidation balance sheet, form #15016.
Repayment of debts, preparation and approval of the final liquidation balance sheet.
Notifying the tax authorities about readiness for the liquidation.
Obtaining the decision on liquidation and exclusion from the Unified State Register of Legal Entities.
20% of the amount of tax risks
The liquidation cost
What are the consequences of alternative liquidation for a company’s owner and participants?
Alternative methods of company closure in Moscow or the region can lead to administrative penalties with fines or even criminal liability, including imprisonment for up to 6 years. These are the consequences of employing any form of alternative company closure in today's reality. There may be a chance to escape unscathed, but is such a risk justified? Is it worth risking a significant amount of money, time, nerves, and especially freedom, by playing this "roulette"?
All alternative liquidation methods involve illegal actions in an attempt to evade responsibility.
Liquidation through sale
The legal entity is transferred to a nominal or proxy individual, along with its rights and obligations.
Closure through offshore registration
The company is registered under a non-resident's name, with the foreign individual becoming the successor.
Reorganization of the legal entity
Merging or joining the company with a successor from another region. The essence is the registration of the company under a proxy individual.
In essence, in none of these cases is the company ACTUALLY liquidated. The rights and obligations are transferred to the new owner, which can lead to serious negative consequences for the former director and founders. All alternative liquidation methods ceased to be effective 5–15 years ago.

Today, the structure and the methods of the Federal Tax Service have changed beyond recognition. The tax authorities use neural networks and special programs to easily track such alternative liquidations and hold accountable those who choose such a path.
How to close a private company without negative legal consequences? Currently, there are only two methods of liquidation:
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Voluntary liquidation of a private company
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Bankruptcy procedure. Applied for the liquidation of a private company with debts when there are no funds available for repayment.
What you get when choosing "Rusyaev & Partners" for the liquidation of a private company
Complete legal support
You save not only money but also time. We initiate and oversee all processes, establishing effective communication with authorities until the desired outcome is achieved. You are minimally involved in the process.
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Reduction of tax risks
We improve your accounting and develop an optimal liquidation strategy for your specific case. You save a significant amount of money, up to 80% of the total risks compared to standard liquidation.
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Resolution of complex issues
You resolve tax and legal issues quickly and efficiently. Our high-level contacts and the status of our company's leaders and partners, enable us to find solutions promptly in contentious situations.
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Absolute confidentiality
Maximum honesty is the key to our successful collaboration. You can provide us with any confidential information without fear. We guarantee its security and sign a non-disclosure agreement.
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Get a personal consultation from the company's leader
Ilya Rusyaev
17+ years of legal practice: representing clients' interests in courts, in corporate conflicts and bankruptcies

I will answer your questions, analyze risks, assess the situation, and propose the optimal solution for your case
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