Have a great New Year! By tradition we put together information on the legislation and amendments affecting the calculation of personal income tax (PIT), national social insurance (NSI) contributions and solidarity tax (ST) on wages and salaries. This article explores the changes for 2024 so you can get ready for a successful financial year.
In early 2019 we wrote that all listed companies would have to file consolidated statements in ESEF from the financial year 2020 onwards. The rollout of this format was postponed, however, and it applies starting from the financial statements for 2021.
We have informed our MindLink subscribers that in late 2022 the European Commission (EC) published proposals for amending the VAT directive (2006/112/EC) and Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 282/2011 to upgrade the EU VAT system and increase its resistance to fraud. Known as ‘VAT in the Digital Age’ (ViDA), the EU VAT reform aims to modernise and simplify the VAT rules for platform economy members by introducing mandatory real-time digital reporting and e-invoicing for all intra-Community B2B transactions. This article explores the latest developments and the potential reforms, focusing on e-invoicing practices.
For most companies the financial year coincides with the calendar year, so the end of the calendar year means they need to do tasks relevant to preparation of financial statements, including an inventory of account balances and a reconciliation of debtor and creditor balances at the balance sheet date.
In a market with growing business pressures and increasingly intense competition, companies are looking for ways to optimise their resources and stay competitive. Outsourcing the accounting function is a good solution that offers many advantages, while at the same time posing challenges and risks. This article explores the advantages and disadvantages of an external accountant to help companies better understand this option and make an informed decision about taking it.
In this article we will look at ways to automate processes using various solutions, that is, how to process incoming PDF invoices that are manually entered into your system, the easiest way to compare data between your systems, and what tools you can use for creating solutions.
The crypto-asset sector has made changes to the payment and investment markets and challenged the tax authorities to trace capital gains arising on crypto-asset trades. On 16 May 2023 the EU Council supported the European Commission’s proposal to require crypto-asset service providers to report on transactions their EU customers perform in crypto-asset markets. This will help the tax authorities monitor crypto-asset trading and revenues, thereby reducing the risk of tax fraud and tax evasion. The reporting system is to be implemented with amendments to the Directive on Administrative Cooperation (“DAC”), which is the main system for exchanging data between the tax authorities. The new reporting rules have been passed in addition to the Regulation on Markets in Crypto Assets (“MiCA”) amending Directive (EU) 2019/1937, and to the Regulation on information accompanying transfers of funds, and these rules are fully consistent with the OECD’s crypto-asset reporting initiative.
Outsourcing certain business processes is no longer a novelty when it comes to helping companies to secure flexibility while keeping costs predictable. Carefully evaluating our core processes and separating responsibilities can help us assess what the best sourcing mix will be. Companies are already used to the outsourcing of, for example, accounting or information technology (IT) services. But extending the XaaS strategy to other areas is also gaining traction, for example, by analysing all of your company’s present and future competence requirements to help you achieve your goals.
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.
Thanks to the considerable interest in PwC Academy’s introductory lecture in November, which offered an overview of the content of PwC’s Digital Academy (still available as a video recording), in January PwC’s Digital Academy Latvia launched a series of three webinars for managers, accountants, bookkeepers and everyone who works with data, reports and standard processes on a daily basis.
We are happy to share with our MindLink.lv readers the topics we discuss in our webinars.
In our article of 27 September 2022 we explored what Power Query is like and why we should use it, as well as giving a brief overview of what the tool offers. This article explores how we can benefit from using Power Query to compare data, because participants of PwC Digital Academy Latvia’s upcoming webinar on 23 February will have the opportunity to find out how they can set up templates in practice for comparing various types of data.
On 19 January 2023 the Cabinet of Ministers met to debate and approve proposals for amending the Company and Consolidated Accounts Act (CCAA), which provide for extending the time limits set for small companies to file their financial statements (FS). The amendments are to cover FS prepared for the year ended on 31 December 2022 and later. The proposed extension is one month.
A new year, a new beginning! As usual, this article summarises the provisions of tax laws and other legislation affecting the calculation of national social insurance (NSI) contributions, solidarity tax (ST) and personal income tax (PIT) on wages and salaries in 2023.
On 13 December 2022 the Cabinet of Ministers passed amendments to Rule No. 656 of 24 November 2015, setting a new monthly minimum wage for normal working hours and laying down procedures for calculating the minimum hourly tariff rate. The amendments are coming into force on 1 January 2023.
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.