We have written before about situations that could have taxpayers confused about the right period for including non-business expenses in the taxable base on the corporate income tax (CIT) return. To pick up where we left off, let’s now explore how and when the company should respond if its non-business expenses have been included in the taxable base but a credit note has arrived for those expenses.
The Corporate Income Tax (CIT) Act requires companies to include their non-business expenses in the taxable base for a particular tax period. Since the tax period is one month, various situations can have you confused about the right period to report such expenses. This article examines four different situations.
By a unilateral decision, Russia has indefinitely suspended certain clauses of its double tax treaties (DTTs) with 38 countries from 8 August 2023. This article examines the list of affected countries and the status of Latvia’s DTT.
Last week we wrote about the Cabinet of Ministers’ new Rule No. 333, List of Tax Havens, and about the changes made to this list – four jurisdictions have been added from 1 July 2023, including Russia. This article explores some aspects of corporate income tax (CIT) treatment you need to consider if you continue doing business with a company from Russia or any other jurisdiction that refuses to cooperate for tax purposes.
The Taxes and Duties Act is among the pieces of legislation that have been amended the most in recent months. A number of important changes have been made to reviews facing taxpayers and ways of settling disagreements with the State Revenue Service (SRS).
We have written before that on 14 February 2023 the EU Council decided to add another four to the EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes: British Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, Marshall Islands, and Russia. This article explores relevant changes made to Latvian legislation this summer.
In Latvia the rights and obligations of taxpayers and tax authorities, including the SRS, are prescribed by the Taxes and Duties Act and the State Revenue Service Act. Under this legislation, the primary onus is on the taxpayer to compute and pay their taxes to the government.
We have written before about the corporate income tax treatment for the acquisition and maintenance costs of an electric vehicle (EV). Yet employees often charge their corporate EVs at home. This article explores how a company could reimburse an employee’s electricity costs.
We have written before about changes to labour law affecting tax matters. Tax authorities are now scrutinising compliance with local and international law that provides for giving posted workers employment conditions that are consistent with the host country’s national law, including prescribed working hours, rest periods, protection at work and minimum pay. This article explores the rules governing pay and their tax implications.
As new types of assets and transactions emerge, amendments are made to Council Directive 2011/16/EU on administrative cooperation in the field of taxation. The European Commission has proposed new tax transparency rules for all service providers handling crypto-assets. On 16 May 2023 the EU finance ministers agreed on the compromise text of DAC8, which is coming up for approval soon.
On 18 April 2023 the Supreme Court ruled on case No. A420131521 concerning the classification of non-business expenses for corporate income tax (CIT) purposes, application of the concept of labour lease, and additional taxes charged by the State Revenue Service (SRS) in the construction sector, where subcontracted labour was used. By its ruling the Supreme Court refused the company’s request for reversal of the SRS’s decision, which remains unchanged and has taken effect. We feel MindLink subscribers should become familiar with this decision by which the SRS charged CIT and national social insurance (NSI) contributions, as well as a late fee and a penalty. For personal income tax (PIT) purposes, only a penalty was charged.
On 27 April 2023, Parliament approved amendments to the Corporate Income Tax (CIT) Act in their final reading. The amendments set a higher threshold for luxury executive vehicles – EUR 75,000 instead of EUR 50,000 (excluding VAT). The new threshold will apply to company cars acquired after 1 June 2023.
People often confuse the terms “public benefit organisation” and “social enterprise”, and there is no readily available explanation about advantages of having either status when it comes to attracting donations and grants. How a public benefit organisation operates makes it different from a company in the classic sense and from an entity with social enterprise status. This article explores the differences between these forms of business and how they can attract financial and other support.
Tax resident status prescribes a personal income tax (PIT) liability on your worldwide income in your tax residence country. You should carefully assess your tax resident status to avoid potential double taxation, if the tax authorities of two countries treat you as their tax resident.
“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.