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It has been some time since Covid-19 changed our daily lives. The resulting changes to the business environment and especially employment have become a normal part of our daily lives, as the interest in remote and hybrid work grows. This way of working allows employees to choose the place or country where they carry out their job duties. Yet this unlimited mobility may create tax risks to the employer. In this article we explore whether a company may be exposed to permanent establishment (PE) risk under certain conditions if a member of its management team works remotely. We also look at how the tax authorities of other countries have responded, in order to identify the riskiest countries.
On 14 February 2023 the EU Council decided to add four jurisdictions to the EU blacklist, bringing the total to 16. This blacklist is coming up for review in October. The Latvian blacklist of 12 jurisdictions in the Cabinet of Ministers’ Rule No. 819 is based on the EU blacklist as updated by the EU Council on 4 October 2022. While no amendments are being proposed, companies should prepare themselves for any resulting changes in advance and estimate their business impact.
When it comes to performing a transfer pricing (TP) analysis of financial transactions, attention is usually paid to loans and cash pool transactions. Yet there are some other financial transactions between related parties that often fail to receive a proper assessment in the TP documentation: financial guarantees. The current market environment has more creditors such as banks asking for a guarantee before they lend to customers. In this series of articles we explore TP aspects of guarantees, compare different approaches to determining an arm’s length price of a guarantee, and analyse relevant case law.
In November 2022 the European Parliament officially approved the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive. The EU member states, including Latvia, now have 18 months to pass the directive into their national law. This enactment is intended to improve the quality of available non-financial information, meet the needs of various stakeholders, and promote Europe’s joint transition to a more sustainable economy.
Sole traders were exempt from making advance personal income tax (PIT) payments in 2020, 2021 and 2022 after tax aid measures were adopted under section 6 of the Covid-19 Act. According to the current rules and the information published by the State Revenue Service (SRS), sole traders would have been required to resume advance PIT payments in 2023, with the first payment due on or before 23 March. However, proposals were submitted on 3 March to extend the deadline for another year.
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“By working closely with multiple executives and shareholders of both private and State-owned corporates, we have observed an increasing interest about the capital markets. Business leaders have become more ambitious and better aware of the myriad of benefits from attracting capital via the exchange. At PwC, we are confident that First North Certified Adviser status will allow us to provide a more diversified advice for our clients in the Baltic region and help navigate them in the journey of an intensified capital market activity,” highlights Raimonds Dauksts, Head of Advisory at PwC Latvia.
First North is a growth market designed for ambitious small and medium-sized companies in the Baltics. Being a Certified Adviser permits PwC to guide growth companies in Baltics through the Firth North application process and ensure they meet all the market’s requirements on a continuous basis.
Eiropas Parlaments pagājušā gada novembrī oficiāli apstiprināja Korporatīvās ilgtspējas ziņošanas direktīvu jeb CSRD (Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive). Šobrīd Eiropas Savienības dalībvalstu, t.sk. Latvijas, rīcībā ir 18 mēneši, lai šo direktīvu pārņemtu savos tiesību aktos. Šādi iecerēts uzlabot pieejamās nefinanšu informācijas kvalitāti, nodrošinot uzņēmumu dažādo ietekmes pušu vajadzības un veicināt kopējo Eiropas pāreju uz ilgtspējīgāku ekonomiku.
Šajā PwC Nodokļu podkāsta epizodē PwC Latvija ilgtspējas pakalpojumu vadītāja Maija Orbidāne skaidro, kādas ir šīs direktīvas prasības, kā tas ietekmēs uzņēmējus Latvijā un kādi ir laicīgi veicamie mājasdarbi šajā sakarā.
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