By June 18, 2022, companies (whether public or private) and public entities, especially those employing 50 or more workers, are obliged to implement a whistleblowing channel so that workers, shareholders, members of corporate bodies, service providers, suppliers and other reporting parties, including within the context of a professional relationship that has since ended, might report breaches of the legislation referring to various areas.
Decree-Law no. 119/2021, which transformed into national law the EU Directive 2019/1937, was published in the Official Gazette, introducing, among other matters, a set of obligations for companies and public entities regarding the protection of whistleblowers and the creation and implementation of internal channels for reporting of breaches.
What are the consequences of a settlement procedure where all the companies reach agreement with the authority conducting the investigation phase except one? Could the latter be harmed by not reaching an agreement? How does the principle of presumption of innocence apply given that the other participants in the infringement have already admitted to the facts? In this article, we identify the risks and disadvantages created by the so-called hybrid process and we will see that these can hardly be fully mitigated.
Corporate Income Tax taxpayers are waived from the first special payment on account (PEC) by Order 92/2022-XXII, of 14 March 2022, which had to made, when mandatory, by 31 March 2022 (when they have a tax period equal to the calendar year) or by the end of the third month of corresponding fiscal period.
Withholding tax rates applicable to employment income (category A) and pensions (category H) taxed within the scope of the Personal Income Tax, obtained by the resident taxpayers in the Autonomous Region of Madeira, during 2022, were approved by Order no. º 98/2022, of Regional Secretary of Finance.
Order no. 33/2022-XXII, of 28 January, disclosed on the website of the Portuguese Tax Authority (PTA), determined the extension of two provisional measures related to the Stamp Tax Monthly Declaration (DMIS) adopted in previous Orders.