Every company must have an accounting policy in place that specifies its accounting principles, as well as laying down rules for how its financial statements should be prepared and how its internal documents should move around. The accounting policy must fit the nature of the company’s business.
We have written earlier about the corporate income tax (“CIT”) treatment of payments made to a non-resident company on which tax must be withheld under section 5 of the CIT Act. This article explores the legal framework, examples and supporting documents for the most common type of payment: management and consulting fees.
Latvia has adopted minimum mandatory national social insurance contributions (“NSIC”) from 1 July 2021. The parliamentary opposition as well as several business organisations and industry associations asked the MPs in an open letter to postpone adoption of the minimum NSIC scheme until the economy recovers from the Covid-19 restrictions. Despite public criticisms, the new regime came into force on 1 July. This article explores cases where a self-employed person is permitted not to apply minimum NSIC to their income after filing a written request with the State Revenue Service (“SRS”).
The summer is rolling on and has all companies thinking about vacations and staff replacements. Accounting is one of the departments expected to promptly handle various enquiries and confirmations to ensure business continuity. Everyone who works in the accounting field is aware of situations where an accountant cannot take a vacation during the monthly closing, when filing reports, and during the payroll calculation. When is the accountant supposed to go on vacation? This article explores possible solutions.
On 27 May 2021 a meeting of state secretaries heard the announcement of draft rules to be issued by the Cabinet of Ministers, which provide for adopting the minimum and maximum income that is subject to voluntary national social insurance (“NSI”) contributions and to mandatory contributions for self-employed persons. This article explores the new draft rules, which are to replace Cabinet Rule No. 1478 of 17 December 2013.
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 (“ST”) on wages and salaries in 2021.
Draft rules that significantly change the system for reporting suspicious transactions were announced at the meeting of state secretaries on 14 January 2021. This article explores the current reporting requirements and the proposed changes relating to the new goAML app.
The new era of digitalisation sees companies increasingly adopting new tools and automations to stay competitive in the marketplace. Yet before implementing any new tool or automation, the company needs to consider a great deal of factors that can affect or stop it from achieving the desired result. Those factors are unique for each company, line of business, and internal processes. Automations and new digital tools are not magic bullets and don’t bring e-happiness. Adopting each solution has its own criteria that must be met to maximise returns on the time and capital invested.
On 6 November an emergency situation was again announced in Latvia, with a number of restrictions significantly affecting taxpayers’ business. The current state aid mechanism has been devised according to the guidelines adopted in the spring, but there are a number of differences we should consider to understand what aid measures are available to taxpayers this time round.
On 29 September the Cabinet of Ministers met to debate the Accounting Bill drafted in collaboration with professional organisations and academia. The Bill is to replace the Accounting Act adopted in the early 90s and embrace the latest developments and economic digitalisation. This article explores the proposed amendments and expected changes.
PwC specialists share their experience on topical tax issues.
PwC offers a brief video on the impact of COVID-19 on Transfer Pricing in Central and Eastern Europe.
The annual survey of Baltic business leaders examines the mood and opinion of entrepreneurs about business challenges and development perspectives. In addition to the questions asked in the global survey, we asked the managers of the Baltic companies to answer some questions about the aspects of the local economy.