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Issuing Bilingual Invoices in International Transactions

In one of the recently published opinions of the Tax Administration, the taxpayer filed a request for an opinion, referring to the opinion of the Tax Administration in 2013, in which the Tax Administration denied the possibility of issuing bilingual outgoing invoices. The taxpayer pointed out that it is unacceptable that, in addition to the Croatian language, the invoice can not be issued in another language, as agreed with the buyer.

New Tax Rulebooks

After the previous adoption of the new set of Acts related to tax reform, which we have previously wrote about in Newsletter - amendments to the Acts, new set of Rulebooks intended to describe these Acts in detail are published in the Official Gazette no. 1/17.

The reform in question covers most of the taxes in Croatia, and the most significant changes have been conducted in the personal income tax system.

New Rulebooks were published on January 3rd, 2017. Below is an overview of the most important provisions of the new regulations and amendments to the existing regulations.

Suggested Changes In The Croatian Tax System

As previously mentioned by the Minister of Finance, on October 27th 2016, the Croatian Ministry of Finance introduced to the public a proposed set of legislative changes in the tax system of Croatia.

The above mentioned reform covers majority of taxes in Croatia, and the most significant changes are expected in the system of value added tax, corporate income tax and personal income tax.

In mid-November, the proposed changes are going into the parliamentary procedure for two readings, while the final legislative proposals are expected by the end of this month.

New Rules on Transfer Pricing at EU Level

It is estimated that countries in the EU each year lose 50-70 billion because multinational companies (MNEs) tax evaders. Recent reports published are low amounts of taxes paid by certain MNP's, which calls into question the overall effectiveness and fairness of tax systems in the EU.

MAZARS Central & Eastern Europe Tax Brochure 2016

May 24, 2016, Budapest – The Hungarian office of MAZARS today publishes its fourth annual regional tax summary, covering the current tax regimes of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). The aim of the leading audit and tax consultancy firm is to provide investors interested in the region with focused information about tax in the CEE countries, and also to enable them to compare various competitiveness factors. The 2016 edition presents a snapshot of the tax environments of the Visegrad countries, Greece, Russia, Ukraine, the successor states of the former Yugoslavia, as well as the three Baltic states and Albania.

McDonalds case - how companies avoid taxes

In the last few months we have witnessed a remarkable increase in legislation related to transfer pricing and international taxation.

Although it sometimes seems that the country for no reason just to introduce additional administrative burdens to entrepreneurs, such actions generally occur as a result of significant tax evasion undertaken by international corporations.

European Commission Action Plan -VAT in the Future

At the official website of the EU on 7 April 2016 the European Commission adopted an Action Plan on the future of the VAT system in the EU member states.
The main objective of the reforms that the European Commission proposes in the current VAT system is to prevent tax fraud because of which there is significantly less of collected tax revenues - VAT gap.

Mazars Global Mobility Alert - February 2016

This Alert highlights the latest Global Mobility developments and hot issues in Croatia and Canada, some EU Immigration issues which might be of interest when planning your strategies and the major changes in the Romanian personal income tax legislation.

Personal Income Tax in Croatia

Within this article we emphasize conditions and legislation in case of expatriation in Croatia, as well as for situations when foreign companies without legal presence in Croatia employ Croatian citizens