Royal Decree-Law 19/2020 states that the three-month time period for preparing financial statements and other documents required by law will start to run from June 1, 2020, and reduces the time period for approving financial statements to two months running from the end of the time period for their preparation. In keeping with the new time periods for preparation and approval of the financial statements, it is allowed to file a second corporate income tax self-assessment until November 30, 2020. Additionally, amendments are introduced to the rules on tax deferrals for small and medium-sized companies and the self-employed along with a new stamp tax exemption; and a later date has been determined for publication of the list of delinquent tax payers.
Decree n°2-20-371, published in the Official Gazette on May 19th, has extended the public health emergency through June 10th.
On May 20, 2020, the Polish government adopted the fourth and final package of anti-crisis solutions known as "Shield 4.0".
New guarantee facility, extension of ERTE temporary layoff procedures, effects of the crisis on transfer pricing, return to judicial activity and ‘shields’ for businesses.
Despite the economic situation caused by the current health crisis, there is still talk of approval in the short term of the “Google tax” and “Tobin tax”; and some speculation has appeared over a potential corporate income tax and personal income tax hike or over a reform of inheritance and gift tax and wealth tax, to make these taxes uniform across autonomous communities. Lastly, we have also been hearing about a potential new “tax on large fortunes”.
The current international health emergency is having a huge impact in every area, including tax, and will foreseeably have lasting effects. Transfer pricing is not immune to this situation and its consequences are being felt in elements such as intra-group financing, how controlled transactions are carried out, priced and documented, or the advance pricing agreements concluded with the tax authorities.
Phase 1 of the ‘scaling-down’ process, third tranche of guarantees, extension of ERTE temporary layoffs, potential delay in the application of VAT directives and of DAC6, and measures to support the cultural sector
As announced by the Portuguese Government, Law no. 13/2020, of 7 May, was finally published, which came into force on the day after its publication and provides for the temporary application of the following VAT measures:
The crisis caused by the spread of COVID-19 has led Brussels to propose the entry into force of VAT directives 2017/2455 and 2019/1995 on July 31, 2021; and to propose new time periods for the filing and exchange of information under Council Directive 2011/16/EU (DAC6).
Article 23 of Personal Income Tax Law 35/2006, of November 28, 2006, states that net income from real estate capital is calculated by deducting certain types of expenses and reductions from gross income. Among the expenses, amounts in respect of the depreciation of the real estate asset may be deducted, subject to conditions determined in the regulations.