Christmas is a pleasant time of exchanging presents. This season too, companies would like to give presents to their staff and business partners. This article explores their tax treatment. In the emergency circumstances, we will not be discussing “staff sustainability” events such as Christmas parties for employees and their children. We will come back to this topic next year once the epidemiological situation has hopefully improved.
This article summarises the provisions of tax laws and other legislation affecting the calculation of personal income tax (PIT), national social insurance (NSI) contributions and solidarity tax on wages and salaries in 2020.
Concern is growing about the UK and the EU being unable to agree on a period of transition to continue doing business under the current legal framework as part of Brexit conditions. This article explores some of the tax implications of a no-deal Brexit for Latvian tax residents posted to or employed in the UK after 29 March 2019.
For an ever-decreasing number of businesses, financial return remains the top priority. For others, whether driven by investor demand, regulation or the desire to enhance societal value, there is now an expectation that organisations make environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and sustainability integral to their corporate strategy, philosophy and reporting. Where does your business lie on the spectrum?
If a stock option awarded to an employee does not meet the criteria for the tax favoured treatment and is consequently taxable at vesting, the Latvian employer is liable to report the award for personal income tax (PIT) and national social insurance contributions (NSIC) purposes and ensure taxes are paid.
PwC provides general information about –
1. why tax resident status is important and how it is determined;
2. when you are liable to file a Latvian annual income tax return and when you can do so voluntarily;
3. social security arrangements.