Deadline for preparation of TP documentation
The deadline for submission of the transfer pricing information and the statement on preparation of a local file ends on 31 December 2020 for those entities whose tax year overlaps with the calendar year.
On 15 September 2020, the Minister of Finance issued a long-awaited general ruling concerning the requirements for applying 50% deductible costs to calculate income from disposal or use of copyright by its owners. The interpretation defines when and under what conditions remuneration can be recognized as a royalty to which the increased tax costs apply.
The value of income from the use of company cars for employees’ private purposes is determined as a lump sum in the PIT Act. The Minister of Finance, in a general ruling issued on 11 September 2020 (DD3.8201.1.2020), confirmed that the lump sum also includes the value of fuel purchased by the employee on the employer’s account.
The latest proposals of changes to CIT and PIT regulations prepared by the ministry of finance attract comments primarily in the context of CIT imposed on limited partnerships and some registered partnerships. However, the bill of amendment, published on 16 September on the website of the Government Legislative Centre, also provides for numerous new solutions in the area of transfer pricing. Additionally, further improvements connected with COVID-19 are planned.
The Ministry of Finance is currently working on a bill of amendment to the CIT and PIT Acts, intended to seal the tax system. At the moment, no bill or explanatory memorandum exist. Assumptions for the bill have been published on the government website.
The Ministry of Finance plans to implement changes to the goods and services tax (VAT). The bill dated 14 August 2020 amending the VAT Act and the Banking Law provides, without limitation, for introduction of a package facilitating VAT settlement (Slim VAT: Simple Local and Modern VAT). Apart from the Slim VAT, the amendment also […]
An amendment of the corporate income tax act is planned to take effect next year. The amendment introduces a new taxation system, which is a form of a flat rate tax on income derived by capital companies, dubbed as “Estonian CIT”. According to the explanatory memorandum recently published by the Ministry of Finance, the planned […]
Last Friday, on 19 June 2020, the Sejm passed the Act on subsidies to interest on bank loans provided to COVID-19-affected entrepreneurs and on simplified procedure for approval of a composition in connection with COVID-19 (hereinafter “the Act”), also known as Shield 4.0. The Act also amends tax regulations.