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NOVEMBER 30, 2021

Ukraine opens own sky to European flights

On October 12, Ukraine signed a Common Aviation Area Agreement (CAAA) with the European Union. Since Ukraine was the 13th largest extra-EU market in 2019, with 9.8 million passengers, the...

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NOVEMBER 29, 2021

Cyprus introduces new strategy for attracting companies to the country

On 15 October 2021, the Minister of Finance of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr. Konstantinos Petrides, announced the Action Plan for Attracting Companies to Operate and Expand their Activities in...

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NOVEMBER 23, 2021

Κύπρος: Παράταση Προθεσμίας για εφαρμογή της Οδηγίας...

H Eurofast θα ήθελε να σας ενημερώσει ότι το Τμήμα Φορoλογίας έχει δώσει εκ νέου...

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NOVEMBER 23, 2021

Cyprus: Additional Deadline Extension for DAC6 Implementation

Eurofast would like to inform you that an additional extension of the deadline until January 31st, 2022 has been given by the Tax Department, as regards mandatory...

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NOVEMBER 22, 2021

Montenegrin government proposes ambitious economic plan “Europe Now”

On November 4th, the government of Montenegro announced the Europe Now program which sets the strategic...

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NOVEMBER 22, 2021

“Tax Calculator” launches in Georgia

A new service –Tax Calculator – developed by the National Statistics Service of Georgia (“Geostat”), was recently launched in Georgia.  Tax Calculator is a new electronic...

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NOVEMBER 22, 2021

Serbia signs double taxation treaty with Japan

Serbia and Japan recently signed “Agreement on Elimination of Double Taxation with respect to Income Taxes and Prevention of Tax Evasion and Avoidance” in Belgrade.  The...

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NOVEMBER 22, 2021

Albanian Government announces new changes on Tax Laws

The Albanian Minister of Finance presented the Fiscal Package of 2022 during the Parliamentary Assembly on Economy and Finance.  The main laws that...

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NOVEMBER 22, 2021

Bulgaria signs new double tax treaty with the Netherlands

The agreement, promulgated in SG, issue 55 of July 2, 2021, is in line with the priorities of the two countries, the current Bulgarian and Dutch tax legislation and the modern...

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NOVEMBER 4, 2021

New home for Lebanese companies

Lebanese companies seeking long term stability are increasingly looking to Cyprus to relocate their operations. Disasters of the last few years, an economy in free fall, and constant political unrest...

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NOVEMBER 2, 2021

Digitalization of accounting processes and cloud accounting

Development of science and technology, general availability of fast mobile internet, cloud software, availability of electronic services via computer or mobile phone, the general trend of...

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NOVEMBER 2, 2021

New Economic and Fiscal Policy Guidelines from 2022 to 2024

The Government of the Federation of BiH, at its session held on June 3, 2021 adopted the Guidelines for Economic and Fiscal Policy of the FBiH for the period 2022 to 2024. In the 2016-2019 period,...

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NOVEMBER 2, 2021

Ukraine implemented “Anti-Oligarch Law” #5599

On 23 of September, Ukrainian Parliament adopted the Draft Law #5599 that will initiate anti-oligarch policy. As we published previously, Ukraine came up under the control of the group of oligarchs....

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NOVEMBER 2, 2021

Ukraine officially legalises cryptocurrencies

In one of our previous articles, we wrote about the intention of the Ministry of Digital Transformation to legalise cryptocurrencies in Ukraine. On September 8, 2021, after almost a year of changes...

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NOVEMBER 2, 2021

European Investigation Order

The European Investigation Order (EIO) is a judicial decision issued in or validated by the judicial authority in one EU country (Member State) to have investigative measures, to collect or make use...

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NOVEMBER 2, 2021

Serbia introduces 4000 new work qualifications

The Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, in cooperation with the European Union (EU), the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the German organization GIZ and...

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NOVEMBER 2, 2021

Extension of the UBO submission deadline in Ukraine

The Parliament recently adopted changes in the new Decree № 768/36390 which forces to disclose an ownership of legal entities in Ukraine. The submission deadline was extended from 3 months to one...

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OCTOBER 25, 2021

Fiscalisation: Full implementation is postponed until end of December 2021 

Pursuant to Fiscalisation reform for the declaration of business-to-business and business-to-consumer transactions, the General Directorate of Taxation has informed all taxpayers (subject to VAT)...

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SEPTEMBER 22, 2021

Cyprus: Additional Deadline Extension for DAC6 Implementation until November

Eurofast would like to inform you that an additional extension of the deadline until November 30th, 2021 has been given by the Tax Department, as regards mandatory...

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SEPTEMBER 15, 2021

Cyprus: New Amendments to the Residency Programme

On April 7, 2021, the Republic of Cyprus announced amendments to the eligible criteria for the Cyprus Permanent Residency Programme.  ...

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SEPTEMBER 10, 2021

Serbia Records the Highest GDP Growth in Europe

Despite the difficult circumstances due to the pandemic, the Republic of Serbia not only shows positive economic indicators but also records the highest GDP growth in Europe and ranked first among 38...

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SEPTEMBER 10, 2021

The Tax Treatment of Income from Cryptocurrencies in Slovenia

There are currently more than 1000 different cryptocurrencies, amongst the best known are Bitcoin and Ethereum. Under the current regime, the tax treatment of income from virtual currency operations...

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SEPTEMBER 9, 2021

Montenegro: Tax Treatment of E-Commerce

The online sales market or e-commerce in the region is growing rapidly. Every day, more and more legal entities recognize the need to place or just present their products on the...

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SEPTEMBER 9, 2021

Preferential Terms for Revenue Service Authorized Users

An amendment was made to the Resolution of the Government of Georgia of March 30, 2010 No. 96, which provides the introduction of a new condition for the payment...

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SEPTEMBER 8, 2021

The EU Recovery Plan Effects For Bulgaria

Startup visas incentives for digital nomads and more scale-up companies included in the recovery plan of EU  Introduction of a clear procedure for startup visas, incentives for Bulgaria to...

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SEPTEMBER 8, 2021

Tax Authority Notification on the Reporting of Ledger Books

A few days before the deadline for declaration of monthly ledger books and VAT balance, the Tax Administration has reminded the taxpayers subject to VAT about the correct manner of reporting the...

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SEPTEMBER 7, 2021

Deadline for Obligors of External Audit in Croatia

Audit of financial statements of Croatian companies is regulated by The Accounting Law and The Audit Law. The obligors are determined by Accounting Law while the conditions and regulations of the...

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SEPTEMBER 6, 2021

Ukraine: e-Service Quality for All Public Tax Services

Electronic service quality for all public tax services is one of the main priorities of the Ukrainian Government. They seek to digitize bureaucracy so as to be convenient and understandable by people...

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SEPTEMBER 6, 2021

Serbia: The Digital Property Act Law in Force

The Law on Digital Property is the first law in the Republic of Serbia that regulates the area of ​​digital property in Serbia and establishes legal framework for digital business and trade of...

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AUGUST 26, 2021

Bosnia & Herzegovina: VAT Refund to Foreign Legal Entities

Foreign citizens or legal entities that bought certain goods or services in Bosnia and Herzegovina, have the legal right to a VAT refund for those goods or...

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AUGUST 24, 2021

“Zero Window” Project for Taxes in Georgia

Tax revenues are one of the largest sources of income for the Georgian budget. At the same time, the tax administration itself is simpler than ever- thanks to the “one window” principle....

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AUGUST 23, 2021

North Macedonia Reduces VAT on Electricity Supplies

The North Macedonian Government has adopted amendments to the VAT Law during July 2021. The amendments affect the supply for electricity to final consumers; a supply which has until now been subject...

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AUGUST 23, 2021

Slovenia: Support Measures Against Economic Instability

The European Commission has approved a Slovenian scheme of 22.8 million worth, to support companies in various sectors affected by the Covid-19 pandemic...

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AUGUST 23, 2021

Fitch Solutions Upgrades Albania’s Economic Rating for 2021

“Fitch Solutions”, a well-known unit of the international rating agency “Fitch”, published the latest risk report for the second half of 2021 for Albania. In this report, the forecast for the...

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AUGUST 23, 2021

Ukraine: New Tax & Legal Alerts; Laws & Proposals

July was literally “hot”, not only because of the temperature records but also due to high attention to the new Laws and proposals. According to the officials more transparency...

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AUGUST 3, 2021

Membership fee changes for Croatian Chamber of Economy

Due to the difficulty of performing some activities, the Croatian Chamber of Economy made the decision to exempt some companies from paying membership fees in the past few months. With the latest...

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AUGUST 3, 2021

Serbia introduces the New Fiscalization Model

The new fiscalisation model in Serbia is to be applied on January 1st 2022.  The Tax Administration has published a Technical Guide with the conditions and characteristics of the elements of...

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JULY 22, 2021

The new Tax Regime of Belize; Benefits & Challenges

Since January 2019, Belize has incorporated a new tax regime which has led to the collapse of the zero-tax heaven regime. In simple words, all Belize international companies (“IBCs”) whether...

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JULY 21, 2021

The Land Market Officially Opens in Ukraine

After almost 20 years of discussions, changes and ameliorations, Ukraine has opened its land market. Supported by the president, the official launch of the land market is expected to bring more...

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JULY 16, 2021

Termination of Deferral or Installment Payment of Tax Liabilities

Taxpayers can submit applications for deferral or installment payment of  tax liabilities under intervention legislation until 30 June 2021.  On the expiry of that date, the Articles 67 and...

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JULY 14, 2021

Republic of Srpska: Tax on Savings and Dividends

The Government of the Republic of Srpska plans to tax dividends and income from the share in the company’s profit, rather than income based on interest on citizen’s savings, and taxation of the...

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JULY 12, 2021

Georgia launched an Automatic Refund VAT System

Since 2020, a highly important wide-scale change was implemented regarding tax administration. Based on the declarations submitted for a particular month, the taxpayer receives an automatic...

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JULY 12, 2021

Your European Office – a Taxing Decision

“The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax.’’ This was said by Nobel prize winner and arguably one of the greatest physicists of all time, Albert Einstein. While...

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JULY 7, 2021

Bulgaria: Vat rate reduction for certain sectors

As of July 1, 2020, with a change in the Value Added Tax Act (VAT), the introduction of a temporary differentiated VAT rate was adopted for some sectors that are most affected by the economic crisis...

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JULY 7, 2021

Albania: Application of Penalties for Fiscalization is Postponed

The Fiscalization Reform, that started to be implemented in Albania since January 1st, 2021, for taxpayers who have direct commercial relations with state institutions, has also...

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JULY 7, 2021

Serbia: Digital Nomads HotSpot- a Hidden Gem

As the number of remote workers has increased significantly during the Covid-19 pandemic, the demand for destinations and facilities from which, with the help of high-speed internet,...

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JULY 6, 2021

Tax treatment of COVID-19 testing services

Like most countries, the Republic of Croatia has introduced special conditions under which tourists and travelers can enter and stay on its territory as one of the measures to prevent COVID-19...

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JULY 1, 2021

Extension of Deadline for Payment of Annual Levy 2021 

Eurofast would like to bring to your attention that the deadline for the payment of the Annual Levy for 2021 has been extended from 30 June to 31 December 2021 without the penalty charge of 10%...

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JUNE 29, 2021

Ultimate Beneficial Ownership Becomes Public in Ukraine

In two weeks, on July 11, 2021, the new Decree № 768/36390 will enter in force. Registered in the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, it will force to disclose an ownership structure of legal...

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JUNE 24, 2021

Cyprus: Additional Deadline Extension for DAC6 Implementation

Eurofast would like to inform you that an additional extension of the deadline until September 30th, 2021 has been given on June 4th, as regards mandatory...

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JUNE 24, 2021

North Macedonia: Distribution of Dividend Documentation

As the deadline  until which resident companies in North Macedonia can distribute dividends based on their 2020 financial result (September 30, 2021) is approaching, it is worth noting that...

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JUNE 24, 2021

Egypt Establishes Martyrs & Victims Tax Fund

On March 3rd, Law No. 4 of 2021 was promulgated by President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. The new law amends some provisions of Law No. 16 of 2018 and establishes funds to honor and support...

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JUNE 16, 2021

Capital Amnesty Officially Started in Ukraine

Volodymyr Zelensky, the president of Ukraine, initiated the Tax Amnesty in February 2021. During the last few months there have been numerous changes and amendments to the first Draft Law....

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JUNE 16, 2021

The European Payroll Revolution Outbreak

“Master your strengths, outsource your weaknesses.” This is a well-known quote from American career coach and TV personality Ryan Kahn and cannot be...

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JUNE 9, 2021

Ukraine: New Law Introduction & Tax Updates

Despite the cold cyclones and rainy weather, May introduced many Law and Tax updates in Ukraine.   First, the President signed a law that will facilitate a land decentralization...

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JUNE 9, 2021

Ukraine Vs Oligarchs.

Ukraine is famous for its culture, cuisine, beautiful landscapes, fertile land, and rich natural resources. Being a plentiful and means rich country, Ukraine came up under the control of the group of...

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JUNE 8, 2021

Greece: Digitization Upgrades Service Level to Citizens

The Greek Ministry of Health has recently introduced 10 modern and directly accessible electronic services for the self-employed, the freelancers, and the company employers on a platform named EFKA...

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JUNE 8, 2021

Croatia: Deadline Extension for Financial Statements

The arrival of spring marks the most wonderful and challenging time for all accountants – a time to prepare financial statements and reports for the authorities. This year, same as the previous...

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JUNE 8, 2021

Serbia: Ministry of Finance Adopts VAT Rulebook

On 14 April 2021 the Official gazette of the Republic of Serbia No.37 published that the Ministry of Finance of Serbia adopted a Rulebook on the Value...

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JUNE 8, 2021

“Moody’s” Affirms Stable Rating for Albania

In its most recent analysis, dated on May 21st 2021, the international rating agency “MOODY’S”, evaluates Albania as a country with stable prospects and affirms Albanian Government’s B1...

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JUNE 8, 2021

Bulgaria: New Rules for E-commerce & VAT

As of July 1st, new VAT rules enter into force in the European Union, which facilitate the fulfillment of the existing obligations related to the VAT and reduce the...

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JUNE 8, 2021

Montenegro: May Tax Updates

During May 2021, the Montenegrin authorities have adopted several amendments to existing laws aimed at improving the current situation in the Montenegrin economy. Adopted...

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JUNE 7, 2021

Georgia: Companies with International Status on the Rise.

In October 2020, the Georgian government launched a program available for companies offering IT and maritime services wishing to acquire the status of an international...

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JUNE 3, 2021

Republic of Srpska: Amendments on Income Tax Law

To the joy and satisfaction of many employees, the amendments to the Law on Income Tax of the Republic of Srpska are to increase the personal income of all workers. The minimum wage is...

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JUNE 3, 2021

Serbia: New Law On Archival & Documentary Materials

As of February 2, 2021, the new Law on Archival Materials is applied in Republic of Serbia.   The most important novelty for business entities and companies in the Republic...

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MAY 31, 2021

Land`s Constitution: Ukraine Moves to the Free Market

On May 24th, the president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenski, signed a law that will facilitate a land decentralization program. During his speech on the Ukraine 30 forum, he presented Law #2194, known...

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MAY 27, 2021

New Trending Hotspots for Digital Nomads

Are you still looking for your next digital nomad adventure?  Location independent movement is gaining traction and more people are considering this dynamic lifestyle. All cities are...

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MAY 26, 2021

Opening a Bank Account in Greece

Greece has suffered enough the past years due to the worldwide economic depression occurred in 2008. However, Greece has shown great financial improvement the last 3 years owing to: The boost of...

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MAY 21, 2021

Temporary Residence and Status of Digital Nomads in Croatia

A digital nomad is a third-country citizen who is employed or performs work remotely through communication technology for a personally owned or another business entity that is not registered in...

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MAY 17, 2021

Albania: Extension Deadline to File Annual Personal Income Statement

Through a normative act, the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Albania has approved the decision to extend the deadline for submitting the annual statement of personal income...

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MAY 12, 2021

Slovenia: Tax Law Amendments to Income Tax Act

Several Tax laws related to personal income tax and corporate income tax fields were amended since the beginning of 2021.  The legal changes adopted on 1 January 2021 had a...

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MAY 12, 2021

Bosnia: Preliminary Laws and Excise Duties

The first draft of the Law on Excise Duties seeks to meet the criteria of the European Union, including:  -period of adjustment of taxpayers and ITA to the new rules for excise products, which...

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MAY 11, 2021

Albania: Official Notice on Deregistration of Fiscal Devices

Following the Fiscalization Reform which has officially started in January 2021, the General Directorate of Taxes of the Republic of Albania has issued an official announcement...

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MAY 11, 2021

Montenegro: New Economic Support Measures

The Government of Montenegro has announced new measures to support  the economy for the second quarter of 2021, due to the crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic....

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MAY 10, 2021

Georgia Launches New Revenue Service for Individuals in the Midst of Tourism Sector Outburst

The tourism sector, which employs about 150,000 people, has been hit tremendously by the COVID-19 pandemic. For more than 6,000 companies linked to tourism, property tax and income tax payments were...

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MAY 10, 2021

Bulgaria: Latest Amendments in the VAT Act

In Effect on 1 July, 2021  New changes were introduced into national VAT legislation related to the implementation of the provisions of Council Directive (EU) 2017/2455 of 5 December 2017...

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MAY 10, 2021

Serbia: Rulebook On Interest Rates On Intercompany Loans

Impact on TP Study & Income Tax for 2021 The Ministry of Finance of Serbia has adopted the Rulebook on interest rates for 2021 that should be applied for the purposes of calculation of income...

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MAY 6, 2021

Croatia: Adjustments to Tourist & Forest Contribution Fees

Since the beginning of 2021, it has been questionable whether grants received to mitigate the negative consequences of COVID-19, should be included in the basis for calculating the tourist and forest...

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MAY 6, 2021

Serbia implements New Law on Fiscalization

The new law adopted in late December 2020 regulates the subject of fiscalization and its process through an electronic device as well as the content of the fiscal account. The government aims at a...

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MAY 5, 2021

Greek Government Takes Measures to Restart Local Economy

This was stated, by the Minister of Finance, Christos Staikouras, who also described the network of short-term policies that will support the restart of the economy. The cost of the support measures...

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APRIL 27, 2021

Ukraine: New Tax Amendments & Covid-19 Restrictions

Despite the third wave of COVID-19 and strict quarantine restrictions, April in Ukraine was very rich in news, bill proposals and law amendments. The President of Ukraine,...

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APRIL 22, 2021

Greece: Ministry of Finance Announces New Tax Relief Measures

The Ministry of Finance announced on April 22nd new tax cuts and the abolition of the special solidarity contribution for natural persons engaged in business activity, legal...

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APRIL 21, 2021

Cyprus: New Amendments to the Residency Programme

On April 7, 2021, the Republic of Cyprus has announced amendments to the eligible criteria for the Cyprus Permanent Residency Programme. In pursuance of the provisions...

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APRIL 21, 2021

Cyprus: Ultimate Beneficial Owner (UBO) Registry Now In Effect

As we informed you late last year, the Council of Ministers decided to transpose the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (EU) 2015/849 to the national legislation. The registry...

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APRIL 21, 2021

North Macedonia: Extension of VAT Deadlines & Criteria for Deregistration

Extended VAT payment deadline in 2021  The North Macedonian Government has recently extended the payment deadline for VAT due following the filing of a periodic VAT return. Typically, the...

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APRIL 19, 2021

Ukraine Equates the e-passport to the Regular Passport

On March 15, the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers implemented Decree #278,  allowing for e-passports to equate to regular passports. E-passports are digital analogues of...

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APRIL 19, 2021

Albania: New Fiscalization Tax Reform Requires e-invoicing

As of January 1st, 2021, pursuant to Law 87/2019, the tax system reform “On electronic invoicing and turnover monitoring”, has officially entered into force in the...

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APRIL 19, 2021

Georgia Introduces Support Program For Returning Migrants

The Georgian government has launched a program to help migrants, who have returned to their homeland amid the pandemic. The IDP`s and Eco-migrants Agency of Georgia has begun accepting...

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APRIL 19, 2021

Croatia: VAT Application Threshold Increase

In 2021 set of Croatian tax reforms the one in regards to Value added tax stands out as the current HRK 7.5 million threshold of the taxation procedure according to the collected fees has been...

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APRIL 19, 2021

Georgia: the Government Revises the Existing Tax Benefits For Businesses

The Georgian authorities are planning to revise their tax policy that came into force in January 2021. The review will also include tax breaks. Changes to the tax policy and additional tax benefits...

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MARCH 30, 2021

Serbia: Elements Determining The Annual Personal Income Tax

for the fiscal year 2020 On March 9th, 2021, the Ministry of Finance announced explanation No. 413-00-3 / 2021-04 relating to the manner of calculating the annual income tax.  According to...

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MARCH 26, 2021

Ukraine signed the Law on ‘The Bureau of Economic Security’

On March 22, the president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, signed the Law relating to The Bureau of Economic Security. As we wrote previously, the main function of the Bureau of...

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MARCH 24, 2021

A look at Intra-Group Loans and Safe Harbour Rules in Cyprus

Christodoulos Damianou, together with colleagues Christos Theophilou and Demis Ioannou of Taxand Cyprus present a case study of how the Cypriot tax authorities use safe harbour rules in determining...

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MARCH 24, 2021

Competitive State Support for Investment Projects in Ukraine

State support of investment projects plays a significant role for both investor and the local community. Governments try to attract investments by different incentives: tax deductions,...

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MARCH 17, 2021

Late Filing Penalties of the Annual Return (HE32 Forms) for Companies in Cyprus

Eurofast would like to inform you that from April 1st, 2021, the Registrar of companies shall impose penalties for every company that fails to...

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MARCH 17, 2021

North Macedonia Increases Social Security Contribution Base

In a procedure customary to the start of each new fiscal year, the Public Revenue Office of the Republic of North Macedonia has revised the minimum and maximum amounts used for the payment of...

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MARCH 17, 2021

Georgia Introduces Five Tax Benefits For Businesses in 2021

The Law of Georgia on Amendments to the Tax Code of Georgia, was published in the “Legislative Herald of Georgia” (document number N83-II რს-...

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MARCH 17, 2021

Romania: Latest Changes to Fiscal Code & Accountancy Law

The Emergency Ordinance No. 13 dated as at the 24th of February 2021, amending and supplementing Law No. 227/2015 on the Fiscal Code...

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MARCH 12, 2021

Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation: Let it Begin

The EU’s Action Plan on Sustainable Finance has, since 2016, pursued the implementation of regulatory measures aimed at introducing market...

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MARCH 12, 2021

Inadequate Transfer Pricing Approach Costs Greek Companies €6.1 MM in Taxes and Penalties.

Transfer Pricing documentation for all types of intra-group transactions has been applicable to Greek entities for over a decade. However, a lot has changed the past few years, in fact, even the...

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