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Tax consulting

We provide tax advisory services with respect to key tax issues related to client’s operations. SAN Partners experts have an extensive professional experience as well as expertise in all business sectors.

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Tax audit

SAN Partners offers audit of tax obligations in order to verify the correctness of tax settlements. We review tax calculations, tax declarations submitted to tax authorities, accounting records and supporting documents in terms of compliance with the tax legislation and identification of hidden tax obligations.

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Tax litigation

We support the client in the settlement of tax disputes. We analyze tax audit acts and prepare the proper documentation, complaint, appeal for submission to the upper tax authorities and judicial instances.

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Tax support

SAN Partners offers support during the audit conducted by tax authorities. We prepare our clients for tax audit by reviewing supporting documents and calculations of tax obligations performed by tax authorities. We analyze and defend the position of the client in order to eliminate the risk of possible fines and penalties imposed by tax authorities.

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Tax due dilligence

We offer tax due diligence to assess the actual tax position of the company which is intended to be acquired by the investor. SAN Partners experts identify potential tax risks that may reduce the purchase price of the company and opportunities which the investor can benefit from post-acquisition.

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Transfer pricing audit

SAN Partners offers comprehensive transfer pricing review of transactions concluded between related parties. We review cross-border transactions by reviewing the calculations, margin as well as documentations. Our experts review the transactions to eliminate tax risks and possible assessment of additional income by tax authorities.

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Trasnfer pricing policy

SAN Partners experts prepare transfer pricing policy that allow taxpayers to achieve consistency and transparency of terms and conditions under which transactions between related parties are concluded and consequently reduce the tax risk associated with a possible tax audit.

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Transfer pricing benchmarking

We offer the preparation of benchmarking study aimed at verifying prices and margins set in controlled transactions by benchmarking the arrangements in such transactions against comparable transactions concluded by independent entities.

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Financial review

SAN Partners experts offer general review (audit) of financial statements. Our approach is based on international experience and in-depth knowledge of IFRS and GAAP standards. Our clients include large private companies as well as small and medium enterprises.

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Financial advisory

SAN Partners offers financial advisory services which include the refinancing and restructuring, financial modeling, evaluation of investment projects and strategic consulting.

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Financial due diligence

We perform the financial analysis of business by assessing the key financial issues, investigate the business profits and cash flows, identifying the financial risks and potential deal breakers of the transactions. We conduct our projects in close cooperation with our clients and the investor’s other advisers, which enables us to achieve complete understanding of investors’ expectations and provide high-quality deliverables.

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Corporate / Commercial law

SAN Partners legal experts advises public and private companies on all aspects of corporate life. Our corporate law team provides broad range of services such as registration, privatization, advices to shareholders and management, restructuring and liquidation. Moreover, as part of commercial law services we draft and give a legal opinion on contracts.

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Our professionals are experienced in all stages of the dispute continuum – from protecting against disputes through pre-transaction analysis and documentation through to resolution of disputes. SAN Partners experts take control of the dispute resolution process to get effective results by protecting against, preparing for, and resolving disputes with state authorities and enterprises.

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With our deep understanding of regulatory requirements, regulator’s expectations and the end-to-end licensing process, we assist clients in obtaining licenses as well as supplements to licenses.

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Labour law

Our labor law team is a dedicated division within Legal Services, offering practical legal advice on areas of employment and immigration law. We provide advice in following areas: employment contracts, unfair dismissals, work permits and visa requirements, employee benefit and protective leave.

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Bookkeeping services

SAN Partners experts in accounting advisory services will keep accounting records, assist you in implementing an appropriate accounting system and provide you with accurate information and timely reports required for management decisions. We render bookkeeping services for large businesses and small and medium enterprises.

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Recovery of accounting

Our accounting advisory team have an extensive experience and expertise in IFRS as well as GAAP. We offer recovery of accounting system and migration of accounting as part of accounting services.

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  • Focus areas


  • Services

    Due diligence

  • Region

    Republic of Kazakhstan

The Objective

Foreign investor decided to purchase the gold mining company in Kazakhstan and perform the financial and tax due diligence prior the purchase. The goal was to ensure that future stakeholders associated with a financial endeavor have the information they need to assess risk accurately. We were asked to provide a full and comprehensive picture of the company outlining the financial and tax risks despite any materiality.

The Approach

We have conducted a detailed assessment of business model risks. This approach was supported by:

  • Developing comprehensive work plans that delivered an insightful quality of earnings result as well as reconciliations of free cash flows
  • Assessing a target’s working capital components in detail with the intent of supporting the working capital peg calculations
  • Preparing bridge analyses of sales and earnings with each step supported by underlying analysis
  • Thoroughly analyzing profitability by business segment, customer, product, or service
  • Focused attention on reserves and accruals on the balance sheet. Understanding all liabilities, on and off the balance sheet, as well as the quality of the assets
  • Identifying potential tax benefits and losses that are not being claimed/envisaged by the target
  • Reviewing all tax returns – including income tax, withholding, and sales tax – for the past five years
  • Reviewing information relating to past tax audits of the target
  • Reviewing the documentation related to NOL (net operating loss) and unused credit carryforwards of deductions and tax credits
  • Reviewing the calculation of taxes to identify the under-reporting of taxes
  • Verifying the status of any tax-related case of the target pending with the tax authorities.
The Result

SAN Partners’ team prepared report that highlighted the findings from the financial and tax due diligence. We have identified financial and tax risks for more than 500,000 USD. As a result investor was able to decrease the acquisition price during the negotiations.