A proper analysis of workforce data can transform how organisations make decisions and optimise their resources. This has become crucial for today’s talent management, staff engagement, performance management and productivity purposes. In our earlier articles we looked at the significance of adopting human resource (HR) technologies to conduct a proper analysis of HR data and use it for business purposes. In this article we will explore various categories of workforce data that companies can gather in-house. Analysing the accumulated data will help you obtain an idea of what is working and what needs improving, allowing you to identify issues and come up with solutions faster, while revising and improving your processes.
A while ago Riga Regional Court passed Ruling CA-1102-22/7, which deals with a former employee’s right to recover outstanding wages from the employer for a period of posting and how to apply the concept of daily allowance and exercise the resulting right to include it in the worker’s hourly rate. Given the common practice of paying daily allowances to workers, in this article we will look at how this ruling defines the court’s vision for paying a legally reasonable daily allowance and making it part of the total remuneration.
The Cabinet of Ministers is expected to approve a bill amending the Anti Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism and Proliferation Financing (AML/CTPF) Act. Although the bill has yet to undergo parliamentary review and may therefore be modified, we suggest you familiarise yourselves with the proposed changes, as they will significantly affect persons governed by the AML/CTPF Act that make foreign exchange cash purchases or sales, and legal arrangements, including trusts.
A worker is subject to the employer’s procedures and orders. In addition to a contract of employment that lays down the parties’ mutual rights and duties, the worker also has to comply with his job description and the employer’s internal rules, terms of business, and code of ethics in certain cases. If the rules of conduct described in these documents are seriously breached during working hours, this may lead to dismissal. In this article we will find out if it’s possible to terminate employment because the worker’s breach involves activities outside working hours.
Latvia’s current transfer pricing (TP) rules came into force back in 2018, bringing changes to the structure of TP documentation (TPD) and to materiality thresholds that require taxpayers to prepare a specified form of TPD. Many taxpayers are still confused about the right way to measure the amount of a controlled financial transaction, which results in an obligation to prepare, or to prepare and file, a specified form of TPD if the taxpayer has no other types of controlled transactions. This article explores the procedure for determining the controlled transaction amount (CTA) for various types of financial transactions according to Latvian TP rules and international law, as well as looking at the practice in Lithuania and Estonia, the most similar economies to Latvia.
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.
Identifying the ultimate beneficial owner (UBO) of a legal entity is key to securing compliance with the anti-money laundering (AML) rules and making sure that no business is done with sanctioned persons. Yet there are some other aspects to be considered because the rules vary as to how a UBO is defined in each particular case. This article explores how these differences can be detected and applied for daily purposes to ensure compliance with the AML rules and the sanctions rules.
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.
Video surveillance may be treated as personal data processing by automated means if particular persons can be recognised in the footage. We often get asked if security cameras may be installed if they cover only an area, if nobody can be recognised in the footage, if the footage is not retained, etc. The scope of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) excludes any personal data processing someone merely does as part of a private or domestic event. This article takes a brief look at steps you should take to ensure your video surveillance is lawful.
Businesses often undergo changes during their lifetime as the national economy and legislation also keep evolving. Latvian reorganisation procedures had remained essentially unchanged for quite a while. Effective from 1 June 2023, the Commerce Act has been amended to change the procedures for conducting national and cross-border reorganisations of commercial entities. These amendments are quite extensive, so this article explores just a few aspects of changes to the national reorganisation procedures.
Globalisation means it’s common for companies to have their corporate clients and various procurement projects in countries other than their main place of business. To properly benefit from foreign procurement projects, it’s important to assess not only the benefits but also risks associated with such business opportunities, particularly tax risks. If your company has a permanent establishment (PE) in a foreign country, it’s important to be aware of the corporate income tax and payroll tax implications of operating there. In this article, we take a look at employment tax risks and key issues to consider.
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.