As of 1 July 2019, additional requirements will take effect for an exemption or preferential rate for withholding tax. The newly introduced formal requirements could mean an increase in costs of services purchased in cross-border transactions, which in turn could affect liquidity. In special cases, it might also be unclear whether measures to continue to make use of preferential tax schemes might trigger an MDR obligation (i.e. obligation to report tax planning arrangements).
The Ministry of Economy and Business has announced commencement of the comment period for the Preliminary Bill amending the revised Capital Companies Law, approved by Legislative Royal Decree 1/2010, of July 2, 2010 and other financial legislation, to adapt them to Directive (EU) 2017/828 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2017 amending Directive 2007/36/EC as regards the encouragement of long-term shareholder engagement.
As we come to the first anniversary of our internal arbitration newsletter, we are pleased to introduce a new series of articles exploring practical aspects of international arbitration. We begin this month with: 'Why arbitrate?'
Combatting tax abuse by making regulations stricter has become a permanent feature of changes in legislation that traditionally apply to taxpayers from the beginning of a new year. This is the purpose behind the introduction, starting from 2019, of the obligation (applying to both legal/advisory financial businesses and their clients) to report tax arrangements (known as the Mandatory Disclosure Rules or MDR) and the change in accounting for withholding tax (WHT) based on preferential rates, consisting in introducing the obligation to recover this tax after it has been paid. The introduction of the so-called exit tax, in turn, is to discourage taxpayers from transferring their businesses outside Poland.
Its aim is to enhance development and competitiveness of start-ups. P.S.A. as legal form easy to incorporate, run and dissolute is among others dedicated to small technological firms demanding freedom and flexibility in running business. Incorporation and running of P.S.A. is to be simpler, faster and cheaper than other companies.
The Spanish government has adopted a range of contingency measures to prepare for the event of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union without an agreement on March 30, 2019. They are temporary measures approved through Royal Decree-Law 5/2019, of March 1, 2019. In this article we discuss the ones relating to employment and social security, to judicial cooperation in civil and commercial matters, to financial services, and to customs.