How to Close the Charitable Foundation remotely in Ukraine

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Liquidation of the Charitable Foundation
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Amidst the ongoing war, many individuals have left Ukraine and are unable to continue their involvement with charitable foundations, even though they still wish to engage in charitable activities. It's important to distinguish between providing charitable assistance, such as donations, and managing a charitable foundation.

A foundation is primarily a legal entity that requires regular reporting, proper execution of agreements, and diligent bookkeeping. Managing these responsibilities from a distance can be challenging. As a result, many individuals find themselves contemplating the closure of their charitable foundation while residing abroad. In this article, we will explain the process of closing a charitable foundation in Ukraine remotely for those who find themselves in this situation.

We offer several types of liquidation, including alternative liquidation of Charity Fund. Our advantages:

  • You can quickly transfer the fund even without being in Ukraine - our practice of more than 15 years allows you to do it without your participation, completely by proxy.
  • All your actions are within the law. We openly discuss all risks, give choices, select the safest option for the client.
  • We will organize the procedure with all the necessary additional actions: we will change the location; we will solve the issue of changing the founders; we will involve an accountant in the case if necessary.
  • We know how to liquidate your fund even in those cases when no one takes up this matter. The number of successful cases is over 100 over the past 10 years.

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Terminating a Legal Entity (Foundation) through Liquidation

Terminating a Legal Entity (Foundation) through Liquidation

The process can be intricate, time-consuming, and requires continuous oversight. To initiate the termination, it usually requires a resolution passed by the general meeting of participants. However, what should you do if you are the sole participant or if all participants are unable to be physically present in Ukraine? You can appoint a trusted representative in Ukraine, grant them power of attorney, have the necessary resolution notarized, and submit it to the appropriate registrar, such as a notary authorized to handle registration procedures.

Following this, there will be a waiting period for inspection by the State Fiscal Service (SFS), and it's advisable to periodically remind them of your case. On the day of the inspection, someone needs to interact with the inspector, provide all requested documents, and sign the inspection report. This can be done either by an authorized person with power of attorney granted by the liquidator of the foundation or personally by the liquidator.

In addition to the tax inspection, similar procedures need to be carried out with social insurance funds, documents must be submitted to the archives, and the foundation needs to be deregistered with the statistical office. On average, this process can take several years. However, there is an alternative method that can expedite the process.

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Alternative Liquidation of a Charitable Foundation in Ukraine

What is it? While not a complete dissolution of the legal entity in the traditional sense, it offers a faster and more efficient way for participants and leaders to divest themselves from all related obligations. But how can this be done remotely? The key is to grant power of attorney to a trusted representative in Ukraine, who will handle the necessary paperwork, such as signing the withdrawal statement and minutes of the general meeting of participants.

In some cases, you can even prepare the withdrawal statement from your current location and send it alongside the power of attorney. However, additional costs may arise as each document needs to be properly apostilled or legalized, depending on the country. Once the appointed representative submits the required documents to the registrar, the process enters a crucial phase. It's important to have a designated recipient—a buyer, so to speak—who will take over the foundation and assume its responsibilities.

We offer end-to-end solutions for closing your charitable foundation in Ukraine. From crafting the power of attorney to identifying suitable buyers and facilitating a seamless transition, we provide comprehensive services. Additionally, we can assist with preliminary accounting audits and address any outstanding concerns, such as:

  • Handling refunds or non-refundable financial assistance
  • Managing salary payments
  • Employee terminations
  • Addressing remaining assets that you wish to retain separately from the foundation, even if they are currently unprofitable

Do you want to close your charitable foundation in Ukraine? Contact us today, and we will find the best path that aligns with your specific needs.

Check out the cost of liquidating a charitable organization here.

Publication date: 29/06/2023
Marina Losenko

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Name: Marina Losenko

Position: Associate

Education: National Aviation University

Knowledge of languages: Russian, Ukrainian

Email: [email protected]

Marina Losenko is a lawyer of the company, specializing in corporate law and intellectual property law.

Marina has extensive experience of registration and dissolution of enterprises, charities and non-governmental organizations, representative offices of foreign companies as well as formalization of changes to registration information of the entities.

For quite a long time she has been working in the field of licensing and obtained licenses for different types of business activities including sale of medicines (license for activities of drugstores); wholesale of pesticides and agrochemicals; activities with scrap; activities with hazardous wastes; operations with scrap of precious metals and gemstones; private security services; transportation; tour services; use of redio frequency resource; IPTV services, etc.

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