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On September 20, the Italian Revenue Agency published a draft Circular letter, providing clarifications regarding the Provision n. 360494  published on November 23, 2020, that introduced relevant amendments to the rules governing the domestic transfer pricing documentation requirements, applicable starting from year 2020. Simultaneously, the...
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An update from our member firm, Ormsby & Rhodes. Recent Revenue guidance states that a director or employee who holds a material interest in a company cannot claim credit for taxes deducted from their employment with that company, if the payroll taxes have been warehoused and not paid over to Revenue by the company. A director or employee is...
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From September 27th to October 3rd, 34 members of Team Exponens took part in the Odysséa Paris event in support of the fight against breast cancer. Physically at the Château de Vincennes or connected with Odysséa web app, 5 km or 10 km, walking or running, timed or not, everyone was able to choose their own pace. In terms of performance,...
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Le Flash from EURUS

October 04, 2021

Read the last copy of Le Flash from EURUS - here.   This is a French publication.
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Join the EACC Netherlands event on Climate Related Risks via the invitation attached.
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Family Businesses in Northern Ireland represents 57% of employment in the private sector equating to 328k jobs. Local accountancy firm, Harbinson Mulholland recently hosted their first ‘live’ NI Family Business Forum event since March 2020 to celebrate National Family Business Day, welcoming over 55 businesses for breakfast to the Culloden for...
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Eurofast is excited to announce the promotion of Antonis Gavrielides to the position of Deputy Group CEO. Antonis is part of Eurofast for more than 11 years and has contributed greatly to his current role as a Country Manager and as a member of the Board of Directors of Eurofast. Antonis will oversee the strategic and operational direction of the...
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Ferax Treuhand AG of Zurich is pleased to have Stefanie Jaggi and Antonio Marin as new partners in its partnership since 1st of July 2020. Stefanie Jaggi, a long-time employee, studied at the law faculty of the University of Zurich and was admitted to the bar of the Canton of Zurich. She has broad expertise in the tax field and combines this with...
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Newcastle-based chartered accountancy and business advisory firm UNW has been awarded Cyber Essentials Plus certification. Cyber Essentials is a two-tier government backed scheme that helps organisations protect themselves against the burgeoning threat of cyber-attacks. The award is a clear sign of the firm’s commitment to maintaining the...
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On Tuesday, September 21st, Exponens’ annual Garden Party was held.  The 320 employees and partners of Exponens’ Group gathered in one place on the barge Le Diamant Bleu, after two years without meeting.After a plenary conference on the theme of Change, where major issues and current projects were discussed, the evening continued with a...
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ARTUS is delighted to announce that Michael Obernberger has been appointed a partner. Before joining ARTUS, he worked for the Big4 in national and international consulting for many years. Mr. Obernberger's focus is on international tax law, group taxation and group tax law. In addition, he specializes in advising lawyers and advises companies on...
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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% or 30%.   We remind you that according to the Cyprus Company Law, Cap. 113, all Companies are liable to pay the annual levy of ‎‎€350 for...
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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 started officially to be implemented on taxpayers who conduct cashless transactions between them from July 1st, 2020.  Through the approval of a normative act...
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The ECJ clarified: renting out a property in Austria does not constitute a fixed establishment for a foreign lessor to the extent that a propriety management company is appointed with assistance services regarding the rental. Generally, if the supply of services takes place between taxable persons (B2B- Business to Business), the place of supply...
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Dealing with cryptocurrency, especially with bitcoin is becoming more and more popular nowadays. However, with the boom of the digital economy, several questions regarding taxes arise as well. Generally, the tax treatment of bitcoins invested as security shall be simple; A withholding tax of 27.5% on the capital gains is paid by an Austrian credit...
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It has recently been announced that there will be an increase in National Insurance Contributions (NIC) by 1.25 percentage points across the whole UK from April 2022. This is projected to raise £12bn annually which is earmarked to pay for health and social care. The increase will apply to employees and self employed individuals, including...
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“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 it’s doubtful whether he was referring to the base rate; most likely the aspects of; why, how and when, which is perplexing for all of us. Do not be concerned...
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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 transparency and simplicity.  The final variant of the law remained almost identical to the one mentioned in our  previous article. At the first...
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BKR International is proud to announce Harris & Trotter LLP as its exclusive London Member Firm. A dynamic firm whose reputation is founded on quality and personal relationships, Harris & Trotter LLP bring over 80 years of experience focussed on client centric solutions.   “I am delighted to see Harris & Trotter LLP join our...
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Click here to read Accountancy Europe's latest Tax Policy Update. Highlights include: Commission publishes major green tax proposals, postpones digital levy into the autumn Commission launches public consultation on debt-equity bias Slovenian Council Presidency publishes work programme with tax items, seeks tax reform compromise International...
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Our Newcastle-based member firm, UNW, has announced the promotion of Fern Rivett to audit and assurance partner, bringing the total number of partners at the firm to thirteen. Fern began her career training with KPMG in Newcastle before joining UNW in 2012 and was promoted to Senior Manager in the firm’s audit and assurance department in...
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“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 it’s doubtful whether he was referring to the base rate; most likely the aspects of; why, how and when, which is perplexing for all of us. Do not be concerned...
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Accountancy Europe

July 14, 2021

Read accountancy Europe's latest newsletter here, with highlights including: Accountancy Europe responded to the UK Government’s consultation Restoring trust in audit and corporate governance New global study reveals lack of standardisation in sustainability assurance Consultation on Audit Quality Indicators in the Netherlands launched New law...
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Newcastle-based independent chartered accountancy and business advisory firm UNW has continued to strengthen its audit and assurance offering in the wake of sustained growth and major new client wins. UNW’s expanding audit client portfolio has been supported with the appointment of 14 new recruits since January 2020 – growing the firm’s...
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At the beginning of 2020 we decided to do a rebrand as our current branding has been with us since 2008 and we felt that it was time for an update.  We also wanted to have a brand that visualizes more of who we are and what we stand for being inspired by the successful re-branding of one of our clients at the time and the energy that it created...
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Last week we announced the merger of the IIRC and SASB into the Value Reporting Foundation, an organization I am thrilled to lead as CEO. I’d like to share more about the Value Reporting Foundation’s purpose and how the Foundation fits into the global corporate reporting landscape. This is a momentous year for advancing comprehensive corporate...
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A message from Iulia Lascau, Managing Partner of Argus Audit. Dear Clients, Associates and Business Partners, Thank YOU! Your valuable Trust during all these 15 years gave us the good inspiration and the power to build, to grow continuously, to convert challenges into opportunities, to enjoy our journey as team of professional consultants and to...
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Newcastle-based independent chartered accountancy and business advisory firm UNW has announced Maggie’s Newcastle, a dedicated cancer support charity, as its chosen Charity of the Year for 2021/2022. Located in the grounds of the Freeman Hospital, Maggie’s Newcastle offers free practical, emotional, and social support to people affected by any...
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Our Belfast member firm, Harbinson Mulholland, is delighted to announce the appointment of a new partner. Clare started in HM as a graduate accounting trainee and her appointment as partner demonstrates the firm’s commitment to developing and promoting from within. She has a wide portfolio of SME clients in the Audit and Advisory Team, but her...
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As is the way of the current – be we hope not lasting – norm, BKRI’s EMEA Region held its AGM virtually on Monday 7th June.  Of more interest (and benefit) to the members was the Innovation Day which, after the formality of the AGM, offered a challenging and inspiring look at Innovation. Feedback from our members was overwhelmingly...
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From June 9-13, 27 members of Team Exponens took part in the No Finish Line Paris event. The concept was to donate, to two associations, 1€ for every 2,000 steps walked or run. This year's event was 100% connected and included more than 3,700 participants over five days. With 139,423,892 steps taken, the event raised 77,247€ in pledges for La...
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Brendan Dwyer, Forensic Partner with Harbinson Mulholland has retired after 20 years with the firm. Having been instrumental in developing their highly respected Criminal and Commercial department, Brendan has handed over the reins to Vincent Bradley, Director of Forensic Services. Brendan and Vincent have worked together for 20 years and to mark...
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On 31 March 2021 the White House released a factsheet titled “The American Jobs Plan” which has created quite a stir in Ireland. Why would a US fact sheet named the American Jobs Plan cause Ireland to feel the need to have to defend it’s Corporation Tax rate of 12.5%?  The first paragraph of this document states that The American Jobs Plan...
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On 1 July 2021 new EU VAT-legislation will be implemented concerning international e-commerce. These new rules will have a big impact on companies with “distance sales”. This is the case, when the following conditions are met: -        The goods are transported to consumers (private persons or businesses without a VAT-number) in another...
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In a recent decision of the Administrative Court, the court dealt with the question of whether income subject to progression proviso is to be taken into account for determining the applicable tax rate in the source state under Treaty Law. According to previous administrative practice, this right was only reserved for the state of residence...
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General Over the last 2 months, the Dutch government has released several measurements as part of their roadmap to reduce the risk of tax avoidance through the use of the Dutch civil- and tax system. The package of measurements includes: bill of law introducing a conditional withholding tax on dividend payments to related companies established in...
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UK - Brexit Update

April 28, 2021

At 11pm on 31 December 2020 the UK left the EU’s Single Market and UK businesses trading in goods with the EU returned to a position last experienced before 1993.  Thankfully though late in the day the UK and EU agreed what was heralded as a “free trade agreement” through the publication of the Trade and Co-operation Agreement, albeit the...
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Although Hungary would not be on top of your mind when thinking of viable holding locations, using a Hungarian company as a holding vehicle may work out quite well. As a member of the EU Hungary has implemented the Parent-Subsidiary directive and in addition domestic legislation is providing for favorable provisions in relation to holding...
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Following frequent announcements in recent weeks, particularly from the ranks of the grand coalition, on the temporarily suspended reform of the real estate transfer tax law, the German Bundestag passed the Act to Amend the Real Estate Transfer Tax Act on April 21, 2021 with the votes of the coalition parties. The adopted amendment is based on the...
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BKR International member firm in Turkey, Isik, has just announced that their audit partner, Hakan ŞAHİN, has been appointing Regional Finance Director of the Entrepreneur's Organization. The organization consists of 14,000+ Entrepreneurs, Worldwide with the European region having nearly 1,500 members. Find out more at:...
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Our member firm Eurofast highlights recent changes to Social Security in Macedonia. 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 mandatory social security contributions. Although the total rate of...
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BKR member firm, B&C group, based in Italy, is pleased to announce that Maria Adele De Luca has joined the firm. She is a new partner within B&C's legal department (B&C Legal and Compliance). This recruit will enforce the M&A and corporate law skills of B&C group and will expand its range of services through the retail real...
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Several weeks since the end of the Brexit transition period on 31st December 2020, many businesses are still trying to get to grips with implications of the UK’s exit from the EU single market. On Thursday 18th February 2021, UNW’s specialist VAT team of Mark Hetherington and Ian Coulthard delivered a VAT Update webinar to over 120 attendees...
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As a result of Covid-19 Homeoffice is becoming more and more important in Austria. In general, home office must always be agreed between the employee and the employer. In the case of an agreement in the contract of employment, the employer may unilaterally order home office or the employee can demand home office (days). The agreement must be...
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In a ceremony that took place in the beautiful auditorium of the “Casa das Histórias Paula Rego”, in Cascais, near Lisbon, this past 7th of January, the newly members of the Portuguese Auditors Professional Body “ OROC – Ordem dos Revisores Oficiais de Contas” were elected for the triennium 21/23. This event was attended by the...
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Congratulations to Eurofast, who have emerged as one of the top 10 payroll service providers worldwide for 2021 according to CIOLook’s annual survey. With continuous growth, Eurofast continues to prove that it is progressing successfully, showing respect to its customers and remains committed to its original goal – to give joy and satisfaction...
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It was wonderful to see such active participation in the Mediterranean and Middle East Sub Regional Group.  With 20 members present the group was able to share experiences and plan activity for the future. The next meeting is already planned for the end of April.  If you wish to be included please contact Alistair...
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The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) last week convened over 150 chief executives and senior leaders of professional accountancy organizations around the world, together with its Board of Directors, to discuss critical issues relevant to the future of the accountancy profession. A key focus of the meetings was hearing from key...
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In light of the UK Chancellor's Budget, on 3rd March, our UK member firms have produced commentary and analysis on the announcements made.  Click here for Newcastle member fim, UNW's commentary. London member firm, Blick Rothenberg have produced a Budget 2021 hub where you can access their tax calculator which shows how the changes announced will...
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BKR International's member firm, Eurofast, is delighted to announce that it has been named “Transfer Pricing Advisory Firm of the year” in South East Europe at this year’s Global Awards. Corporate International Awards honour and award the world’s leading financial and business consultants every year for the past 12 years. “Our goal is to...
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Exponens, an independent auditing, accounting and consulting group among the leading firms in Paris area, has joined forces with Quentin & Avocats to set up Exponens Avocats. This new entity, specializing in business law, complements the usual pre-existing relationships that Exponens maintains with other law firms. New synergies thanks to a...
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Rising Stars Roundtable

February 17, 2021

Martin Bissett, who has regularly led our Future Leaders events, has invited young professionals within BKR member firms to join his Rising Star Roundtable on 3rd March.  The Upward Spiral Professional's Rising Star Roundtable (USP) group occasionally opens its doors to non-members and we're holding an 'INVITATIONAL EVENT' for ambitious Rising...
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Auditec-Foirier Consulting (Cameroon) have reported the very sad death of Michel Kangmeni Yossa. He died earlier this year and was buried on 30th January 2021. At this very sad time our thoughts are with Michel's family and colleagues. Michel was a well known character in BKR International. He was a very active participant of the BKR EMEA ...
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Bosch & van Rijn a part of Flynth: continue growing together! As per 1 January, Bosch & van Rijn has been acquired by Flynth. Bosch & van Rijn’s mission is to contribute to a responsible growth of renewable energy in The Netherlands. Its advisors work with all aspects of renewable energy policy and projects. Bosch & van Rijn...
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Press ReleaseRui Pinho, Vice-chairman of EMEA BKR International Board and Partner of Esteves, Pinho & Associados was elected Vice President of the Portuguese Auditors Professional BodyIn a ceremony that took place in the beautiful auditorium of the “Casa das Histórias Paula Rego”, in Cascais, near Lisbon, this past 7th of January, the...
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Promotions in Argus Audit

January 29, 2021

    Argus Audit promotions January 25,2021 Argus Audit is pleased to announce the promotion of Roxana Niculai as Accounting Director. Roxana, being with Argus Audit for past 12 years, has shown excellent performance, dedication and commitment to our clients and to our team of professionals leading the Accounting Division. Gladly, we announce...
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On January 7th, Exponens organized its Annual General Meeting for the first time in digital format. Looking at the current context, the Management has chosen to gather its 350 employees and associates from all 9 Group’s sites in a webinar under the theme of optimism. To make this event happen, the cafeteria area on the 17th floor of the Ibox...
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As the Budget originally scheduled for Autumn has been postponed, and will now take place on Wednesday 3 March 2021, the Government made a number of announcements regarding tax in November 2020. This included the extension of the Annual Investment Allowance £1 million temporary cap until 1 January 2022, in order to stimulate investment and...
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Brexit hub provides critical information about the UK’s exit from the European Union and the consequences for businesses and individuals. View the hub HERE. You can also sign up to receive important updates from Blick...
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BREXIT??

December 14, 2020

Dear all, Today, the 14th of December 2020, nobody seems to know, whether there will be a hard Brexit, an agreement between UK and Europe or if there will be any other contingency plan. With the (big) risk that you are reading old news, we are sending you this message that there are only two weeks left (not considering the Christmas holidays) to...
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It is now just five weeks until 1 January 2021, when the Brexit transition period ends and the UK effectively does leave the EU – with, or without a deal. If your business is one that trades with the EU, you need to be prepared for the changes that will come in from that date. In recent weeks and months HMRC have published significant amounts of...
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Ronalds LLP is a modern accounting and advisory firm that specializes in Audit, Tax, outsourcing and Advisory services to various clients with different needs. The firm’s head office is based in Nairobi, Kenya with branches in Uganda, Rwanda and presence and clientele in Tanzania, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Somali, Zambia among other African...
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Exponens have published a series of articles on business in France after BREXIT: After BREXIT - How to start business in France After BREXIT – UK businesses only registered for VAT in France   After- BREXIT – UK businesses only registered for payroll in France After BREXIT - flow of goods with...
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Despite COVID-19, the international tax environment continues to transform. The EU Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive (“ATAD”) contains five legally binding anti-abuse measures implemented by most Member States against common forms of aggressive tax planning. Read about it...
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Blick Rothenberg partners, Simon Sutcliffe, Alan Pearce and Alex Altmann will be hosting a webinar and live Q&A on Tuesday 8th December 2020 on 'Practical guidance on post-Brexit changes'.  More details and the registration link are available...
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EURUS (France) have published their latest Le Flash. Read it in French HERE.
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The BKR EMEA team have a new PA, Danielle Maguire. Danielle comes from within our London member firm Blick Rothenberg and takes over from Sunny Rowley who has moved to Blick Rothenberg's Marketing Team. Danielle is available at Danielle.Maguire@bkremea.com  . We wish Sunny all the best in her new role and are looking forward to working with...
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It is of great honor for Eurofast to announce that our CEO, Christodoulos (Lakis) Damianou was recently appointed Honorary Consul of Ukraine in Nicosia and...
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The latest BKR EMEA Tax Bulletin for October is now available in the Members Area HERE  (it is recommended you sign into the Members Area first).  Articles include: - The Netherlands – transfer pricing obligations under BEPS and DAC6 reporting - Tax incentives in Georgia for international IT and maritime companies - An overview of the 2021...
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Iulia Lascau Argus Romania has shared an interesting article on the Global Economic Outlook - Living with a COVID 19 Hum. Read it in the members area HERE (It is recommended you sign into the members area before you click the...
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Bob Rothenberg, our former Senior Partner, has decided to retire from the practice on 31 October this year. Bob has been working with us as a Consultant on a reduced basis but would now like to step down to make more time to follow his other interests and with his family. Bob joined Blick Rothenberg on 1 February 1977, having qualified with...
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IŞIK Yeminli Mali Müşavirlik ve Bağımsız Denetim A.Ş. have just produced  - Doing Business in Turkey This publication is written to provide foreign companies and executives a quick overview of the business environment, forms of business entities, taxation, and audit and accounting practices in Turkey.It sets down a broad summary of the...
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A summary of the main features announced in the Irish Government Budget 2021 is available from Ormsby & Rhodes HERE. A truly historic Budget involving Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party is marked by huge spending increases. A record Budget of €17.75 billion has been announced with nearly half of all spending going on Covid-19...
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Eurofast's Greek office have produced two articles promoting: a. Greece's Non-Dom regime attracting pensioners from all over the world HERE. b. Investments into Greece's holiday homes HERE. Contact details are in the...
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Eurofast recently appointed two new members to the Board of Directors. Antonis Gavrielides is the Director of Eurofast Greece. Mr. Gavrielides has a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Cyprus and has been part of Eurofast for the last 11 years. Irena Damianou is the Chief Marketing Officer in charge of all corporate...
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Logista (Pretoria) have published their latest newsletter. See it here.
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Ronalds LLP Restructures

August 11, 2020

Ronalds LLP has restructured its leadership in order to access the wider African region. Find out more in the press release...
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Eurofast has been recognised as one of the 100 companies to watch out for in 2020 in Exeleon Magazine. The idea the magazine had was to highlight a large group of companies that have been making a mark in their respective industries through their effective services and solutions. Well done Eurofast. Read the magazine...
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On 31 July, Nilesh Shah will be stepping down as CEO of Blick Rothenberg, and will retire from the firm on 31 August. Partner Nimesh Shah (no relation) has become the new CEO to lead the firm through the coming months and years. Nimesh has been with the firm since 2012. Over this time, he has developed his career specialising in the interaction of...
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We are in exceptional times, so Chancellor Rishi Sunak presented the first ever “Summer Economic Update” on Wednesday 8th July against a backdrop of enormous economic uncertainty caused by coronavirus (COVID-19), and the resulting lockdown and mitigation measures. Our summary of the Summer Economic Update provides an overview of the key...
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The recording of the Schiff-Martini Webinar held on the 30th June 2020 is available in English HERE, German HERE and Japanese HERE. The COVID-19 pandemic has hit companies in Germany hard in many ways. We cannot eliminate the pandemic, but we can assist you with valuable tips as well as advice and support in overcoming the crisis economically....
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The US tax regime requires non-resident citizens to pay full ongoing ‘home country’ taxation, even if they live or work elsewhere in the world. In fact, every US bi-lateral tax treaty contains a provision protecting their right to continually tax income and gains globally. Blick Rothenberg have created a quick and easy tool to check if you...
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 Corona - a situation which was never there before. In my opinion the crises around the SARS COVID-19 will change the whole economy and our private life forever. After my Matura-Graduation, I started my internship in November 2019 at Ferax Treuhand AG. I was looking forward to all the new challenges, working in a team, visiting our clients and to...
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Ciara McDunphy has been appointed as a Partner in the Audit Department.  Upon graduating from Dublin Institute of Technology in 2009, with a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Business and Management, Ciara joined Ormsby & Rhodes as part of the graduate trainee programme and received membership to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in...
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Yaser Al Tala Audit and Consulting (Riyadh -  Jeddah – Khobar) are assisting Dr Mohammed Nurunnabi from Prince Sultan University with a survey on the impact of the  crisis on financial statements. During these uncertain times of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), in this short survey, we ask your thoughts and projections concerning the effects of...
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Exponens (Paris) publish French Government advice on the measures companies have to take to protect their employees at work against the COVID-19...
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Harbinson Mulholland have outlined the latest Covid-19 business support measures in Northern Ireland on their website...
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UNW (Newcastle) have held the latest webinar in their 'Life after Lockdown' series of webinars. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses have been understandably focused on stabilising cash-flow. As restrictions start to be eased, businesses will begin to look to the future and plan for recovery. For this reason, we thought it would...
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The Romanian Government is supporting the business environment affected by the Covid – 19 crisis, approving the tax amnesty for interest, penalties and other accessories owed by taxpayers. Read the details published by Argus Audit SRL...
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Blick Rothenberg (London) has been named as both the Best Corporate Tax Practice and Best International Tax Team in the Tolley’s Taxation awards 2020. The leading tax and advisory firm won Best Corporate or Business Tax Practice and Best International Tax Team in the annual awards which made their debut in 2001. The Tolley’s Taxation Awards...
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B & C (Milan) publish the English version of the Italian Government's New Extraordinary Measures to Support Italian Companies during the CORONOVIRUS...
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The recording of the BKR EMEA Zoom meeting on 'Back to the new normality - Post lockdown' held on 6-May-20 is available in the Members Forum...
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B & C (Milan) publish the Italian Governments basic rules on smart working and the impact on the power of control of the employer and data...
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Blick Rothenberg (London) Coronavirus - Practical guidance for businesses today In order to help support your business, both today and tomorrow, we continue to update our Coronavirus Practical Guidance hub with new materials. Our latest guidance includes: Business Interruption Loan Scheme on-demand webinar Charities guidance updates following...
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VAT reimbursement in Romania will be accelerated during this period. Companies having good tax payer behavior, claiming VAT recoverable not older than 12 months could receive VAT back from the state with subsequent tax audit. This new approach is brought into practice by the Emergency Ordinance 48/2020. This procedure will help cash-flow of...
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The latest BKR EMEA Tax Bulletin for April is now available in the Members Area HERE. This is a CORONAVIRUS Special Edition with updates from members in Italy, Austria, Spain, Kenya, France, UK &...
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Delphine Buisson, Secretary General of EURUS (Paris) and an accomplished leadership speaker in her own right has just released a leadership video on U-tube, looking at leadership in this current crisis. COVID 19 - Whate are we learning - #Leadership - The inner gaze - a unique experience that invites us to take a fresh look at the interiors of...
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Blick Rothenberg (London) continue to update their Coronavirus Practical Guidance hub with new materials to help support business, today. Latest articles include: ‘Corporate reporting and dividend policy implications’‘Financial scammers’‘How the Job Retention Scheme could impact your employees: three examples’‘Property industry...
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Faura-Casas Auditors Consultors (Barcelona) have put together a compilation of the main measures taken by the Spanish government to combat the effects of the health, economic and social crisis caused by COVID-19. More information is available on their website...
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Vienna member ARTUS have put together the CORONA plan for Austria as of the 2 April 2020 and its update from 6 April 2020. These take clients through the measures Austria have taken for the business community in Austria and are available, in English below. ARTUS' website HERE contains more information in...
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Latest COVID 19 updates available on BKR International's COVID 19 Updates and Resources Forum HERE
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Ronalds LLP (Nairobi) publish their Contingency Planning Advice for their Clients. 'From the turn of events, learning from the previous epidemics like Ebola and SARS, most of the governments and corporations were not prepared to face a disruption of such a scale.' CONTINGENCY PLANNING: THE ASSURANCE OF BUSINESS CONTINUITY.Lessons from the Corona...
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The Spanish Government has announced a new package to compliment those already approved to address the health crisis in the coronavirus crisis. AYCE LOBORYTAX summarize the measures for their clients. Read them, in Spanish,...
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Blick Rothenberg (London) has compiled eight practical tips for you to consider for your business in responding to the Coronavirus crisis. Whilst UK centric, it offers some really useful suggestions for all members and their clients. Top tips 1. Cash-flow is king 2. Keep on top of Government help 3. Payments to HMRC 4. Review all discretionary...
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Following the outbreak of COVID-19 and the subsequent declaration of the virus as a global pandemic by WHO, the world economy has been greatly affected and the Kenyan economy has not been exempted. The pandemic has had adverse effects on millions of Kenyans, which among other things includes loss of income, imminent job losses, indefinite closure...
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Blick Rothenberg (London) have updated their advice for businesses in this time of crisis. Members can sign up for their updates as well. Read it...
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Belfast member, Harbinson Mulholland have provide advice to their clients on Coronavirus Business support available to them in Northern Ireland. Details are HERE. They are constantly reviewing the support and guidance issued by the...
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Blick Rothenberg (London) have published some practical advice for businesses in this time of crisis. Whilst some points are UK centric a number are relevant to wherever our members are in the world. Read it...
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Recently BKR International published advice that members might find useful in running their businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. It is on the Members Forum, log in...
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Our new edition of Reflections magazine brings you the latest insights into a variety of tax developments and planning opportunities affecting US-connected individuals living in the UK. In this edition we focus on: • 2019/20 UK tax year end planning for individuals • No hiding from cryptocurrency taxation • Revocation or denial of a US...
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Due to the increasingly complicated situation regarding Coronavirus the EMEA Board have decided that the BKR EMEA Regional Meeting in Cape Town, 25-27 April 2020 will no longer go ahead. We are now looking at alternatives. At this stage, our preferred option being a postponement. We are currently in negotiation with the hotel to look at possible...
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Latest BKR EMEA E-Update for March is now available in the members area HERE Content includes: Developments in Milan, Italy - the Studio Associato Tributario e Societario Borioli Colombo & Partner is born Logista great for the 4IR. Logista great for the future The impact of Brexit on mobile employees News from ARGUS Eurofast - Athens office...
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Find the key announcements from the UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak's first Budget from UNW (Newcastle) HERE Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the Budget yesterday – and it had many firsts in it, even before he had said anything. It was his first Budget after only a few weeks in the role, the first Budget under Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and...
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‘The EMEA meeting in Cape Town is still scheduled to take place 25th to 27th April 2020. We are keeping the Coronavirus situation under regular review. The BKR EMEA Asia Pacific meeting in Taiwan has been postponed until July as a result of the virus. There is currently no indication that the EMEA regional meeting dates will be...
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Exponens (Paris) have just produced a new flyer explain how their International Department can assist other BKR International members and their clients who want to do business in...
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Along with London & Partners London member firm, Blick Rothenberg is passionate about helping international business succeed. James Dolan (Blick Rothenberg Partner and #BKREMEA Board member) contributed to their latest guide 'Setting up your business in London' which you can download HERE ...
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Logista: Great for the 4IR  Logista: Great for the Future  The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) brings with it many changes. Some industries, like the financial industry, can be completely renewed, and many careers we still know today will fall away as new opportunities are again created.  However, the management of Logista, a successful...
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At Boake Incorporated, its purpose is simple: maintain a high level of consistency and professional standards. Fifty years ago, Doug Boake started a small practice in the accounting and auditing field. Today, Boake Incorporated has three partners: Graeme Boake, Bruce Boake, and Donovan Fraser. The firm’s partners lead a remarkable team of 45...
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Employers need to consider a number of issues with regard to their mobile employees - whether UK individuals working in Europe or EU/EEA employees working in the UK. With Brexit (or at least the first stage) now a reality, and the interim period due to end on 31 December 2020, (and with the risks of a ‘hard Brexit’ appearing very real after...
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Since 2018, SFC Group has organized thematic events under the label "Café Compta." In collaboration with Fidance, SFC Group's department specializing in financial consulting and headed by Audrey Barros, two “Café Compta” events will take place revolving around the theme, "How to Present Your Balance Sheet to Your Banker?" on February 25 in...
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In his latest video HERE Blick Rothenberg’s Alex Altman explains what the #BREXIT transition phase means for UK and EU businesses. For more information about the UK’s exit from the EU and the consequences for businesses and individuals please Blick Rothenberg’s BREXIT hub - HUB. Alex is Head of Blick Rothenberg's German...
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In this webinar Julia Fawcett, BKR EMEA's marketing consultant, covered marketing strategy, what firms could be doing to increase content and how to make it relevant. She also looked at how to measure the success. The slides are available below and the recording will be published...
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The EMEA Board met in the Flynth offices in Amstelveen for their January Board meeting. This gave board members the chance to look at Flynth's new concept for office space that was covered in the September 2019 edition of the EMEA e-Update. They now have a flexible office concept and no employee (even professionals or directors) will have an "own"...
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Registration for the BKR EMEA 2020 Regional meeting Cape Town 25-27 April is now open. Please go to the events page HERE to...
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In the most recent edition of Blick Rothenberg’s Customs Digest, Heather Self sat down with Simon Sutcliffe and Philip Newbold FCMA, CGMA for a short podcast to examine how #Brexit will impact customs valuation and transfer pricing Read &...
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The SFC Group continues its development with the opening of three new offices: The office of Charnay-Lès-Mâcon in the Burgundy region, headed by Galhiane Simon, Partner; The office of Montpellier, in the South of France, headed by Matthias Balancourt, Chartered Accountant and Partner; and The office of Valence in the Rhône Valley, headed by...
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The trophy for Top Romanian Brand with Most Successful International Expansion in the Last 30 Years powered by Argus Audit, handed over by Mrs. Iulia Lascău, the Managing Partner of Argus Audit, was offered to Bitdefender, the Romania-owned global cybersecurity leader headquartered in Bucharest. The company was represented by Mihai Pașca, Global...
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Starting from 1st of February 2020, Romania will eliminate VAT Split. The Emergency Ordinance 78/2019 repeals the Government Ordinance 23/2017 stipulating VAT split system. This measure required customers to pay the VAT amount of vendor’s invoices into a special and restricted bank account. This procedure created a major administrative burden...
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From two different practices, always complementary to each other and with more than 30 years of history each, an integrated reality capable to provide services of excellence was born on January 1st, 2020. Under the single brand B&C, the Studio Associato Tributario e Societario Borioli Colombo & Partner formerly Borioli & Colombo...
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From two different practices, always complementary to each other and with more than 30 years of history each, an integrated reality able to provide services of excellence was created on January 1. Under the single brand, B&C, the Studio Associato Tributario e Societario Borioli Colombo & Partner, formerly Borioli & Colombo Associati,...
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Laura Lin from Johanson & Yau  Accountancy,  San Jose visited French member firm, Exponens (Paris) on 2nd December 2019. She is pictured on the Exponens terrace. David Dana, Jacqueline Wolfovski, Laura Lin, Gregory Rey...
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The BKR EMEA Region Future Leaders program met again in the Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Eleven alumni and nineteen new Future Leaders met on the 25th and 26th November 2019. The alumni program was run by Dr Pieter Jansen, from Netherland member firm Flynth and Gronigen University, with input on leadership from Delphine Buisson, EURUS,...
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The 2019 BKR EMEA Tax meeting starts with 30 delegates from around the regions attending. Topics include the ECJ cases on beneficial ownership, with holding tax, inbound investment and mandatory disclosure rules as well as country roundups from...
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ADDENS, a specialized department of SFC Group, was created in order to answer the growing needs of companies that must continually face new obligations and adapt their organization to continue their development. ADDENS puts its experts at the service of the organization, and the legal and financial compliance of companies. Its objectives: to...
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On Thursday, November 7, 2019, Eurofast celebrated its 40 year anniversary at the Latsia Municipality Theatre in Nicosia, Cyprus, in a wonderful event enjoyed by more than 300 guests. Breath-taking Argentinian Tango Group “Tango Legends,” brought to  Cyprus by Eurofast specifically for the event, stole the show among a series of excellent...
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Several members of the Harbinson Mulholland team braved the elements and took to the skies recently with a skydive to raise funds for local charity Action Mental Health. Partner Angela Craigan sits on the board of the charity and has been very active in fundraising for them over the years.  This time, she managed to persuade five others to join...
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On Tuesday, September 21st, Exponens’ annual Garden Party was held.  The 320 employees and partners of Exponens’ Group gathered in one place on the barge Le Diamant Bleu, after two years without meeting.After a plenary conference on the theme of Change, where major issues and current projects were discussed, the evening continued with a...
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ARTUS is delighted to announce that Michael Obernberger has been appointed a partner. Before joining ARTUS, he worked for the Big4 in national and international consulting for many years. Mr. Obernberger's focus is on international tax law, group taxation and group tax law. In addition, he specializes in advising lawyers and advises companies on...
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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% or 30%.   We remind you that according to the Cyprus Company Law, Cap. 113, all Companies are liable to pay the annual levy of ‎‎€350 for...
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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 started officially to be implemented on taxpayers who conduct cashless transactions between them from July 1st, 2020.  Through the approval of a normative act...
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The ECJ clarified: renting out a property in Austria does not constitute a fixed establishment for a foreign lessor to the extent that a propriety management company is appointed with assistance services regarding the rental. Generally, if the supply of services takes place between taxable persons (B2B- Business to Business), the place of supply...
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Dealing with cryptocurrency, especially with bitcoin is becoming more and more popular nowadays. However, with the boom of the digital economy, several questions regarding taxes arise as well. Generally, the tax treatment of bitcoins invested as security shall be simple; A withholding tax of 27.5% on the capital gains is paid by an Austrian credit...
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It has recently been announced that there will be an increase in National Insurance Contributions (NIC) by 1.25 percentage points across the whole UK from April 2022. This is projected to raise £12bn annually which is earmarked to pay for health and social care. The increase will apply to employees and self employed individuals, including...
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“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 it’s doubtful whether he was referring to the base rate; most likely the aspects of; why, how and when, which is perplexing for all of us. Do not be concerned...
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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 transparency and simplicity.  The final variant of the law remained almost identical to the one mentioned in our  previous article. At the first...
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