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Quarter IV 2017 | Leinonen Lithuania

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Leinonen Lithuania regularly informs about important practical issues in the fields of accounting, taxation and legislation and helps to follow the main changes in this area. If You would like to receive more detailed information how these changes or other laws affect or could affect Your business, we would like to meet You and discuss financial aspects of Your business.

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Tax changes from 2018

Below please find the information about the main tax changes which come into force from 1 January 2018.

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Not genuine arrangements and risks that dividends may be taxed


On November 2017 the State Tax Inspectorate (hereinafter – the STI) has published the Commentary of the above-mentioned and stated the circumstances, which may be evaluated to determine when the arrangements are not genuine.

The legislation states that dividends paid according to not genuine arrangements which main purpose or one of the main purposes were to receive taxing benefits, may be taxed, i.e. „participation exemption“ may not be applied.

STI commented regarding the application of 0% VAT rate to the transportation services

The State Tax Inspectorate (hereinafter – the STI) released the explanation regarding the European Union Court of Justice (hereinafter – the ECJ) case C-288/16.

The decision of the case needed clarification from the Lithuanian STI, because it contradicted the Lithuanian legislation, regulating 0% VAT rate application to the transportation services, when these services are provided to the freight forwarder, i.e. not directly to exporter/importer of goods.

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