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Legal News July 2018

In the Legal News attached please find a summary of the legal amendments published in the Official Gazette during the month of July 2018:

I. Decision of Council of Ministers no. 434, dated 11.07.2018 “On food labelling and information of consumer”

II. Decision of The Steering Board of the Electronic and Postal Communications Authority adopted the decision no.41, dated 04.06.2018 “On some additions and amendments to the Regulation no.2, dated 21.02.2008 “On the registration and administration of the domain names under .al and subdomain names .gov.al, .mil.al, .edu.al, .org.al and .net.al” as amended.

 

Special Tax News on Fiscal Package 2019

In the Special Tax News attached please find a summary of the main amendments brought by the first part of the Fiscal Package 2019 published in the Official Gazette No. 111, dated 30.07.2018.

The first part of the Fiscal Package 2019 comprises amendments in the following laws:

  • Law no. 92/2014 “On value added tax in the Republic of Albania”, as amended; and,
  • Law no. 9632, dated 30.10.2006 “On local tax system”, as amended.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tax News June 2018

In the Tax News attached please find a summary of main provisions of the Decision of Council of Ministers no. 257, dated 9.05.2018 “On determining the criteria, procedures and documentation for entities applying for the status “Investor in accommodation structure with 4 or 5 stars, with special status”, published in the Official Gazette No. 70, dated 16 May 2018.

 

Legal News June 2018

In the Legal News attached please find a summary of the legal amendments published in the Official Gazette during the month of June 2018:

I. Decision of Council of Ministers no. 349, dated 12.06.2018 “On approval of supportive measures to foster the use of the electricity from renewable sources of sun and wind, as well as procedures for
selections of project benefiting from such measures”.

II. Decision of Council of Ministers no. 373, dated 20.06.2018 “On determining the criteria, rules, procedures, and template contract for leasing agricultural land owned by the state”.

 

 

 

 

Special Tax News May 2018

In the Special Tax News attached please find a summary of the main amendments brought by the Law no. 25/2018 “On accounting and financial statements”, published in the Official Gazette No. 79, dated 30.05.2018.

 

 

Legal News May 2018

In the Legal News attached please find a summary of the legal amendments published in the Official Gazette during the month of May 2018:

I. Decision no. 286, dated 21.05.2018 “On some special rules for the temporary employees, who are employed by temporary employment agencies”.

 

Tax News May 2018

In the Tax News attached please find a summary of the fiscal changes published in the Official Gazette during the month of May 2018:

I. Instruction no. 14, dated 30.04.2018 “On some additions and amendments to the Instruction no. 26, dated 04.09.2008, ‘’On national taxes’’;

II. Instruction no. 18, dated 14.05.2018 “On the template form for declaration and payment of gambling tax”;

III. Law no. 20/2018, dated 12.04.2018 ‘’On the ratification of the agreement between the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Albania and the Government of the Republic of Kosovo on the attestation of insurance periods for the right to pensions’’.

 

 

 

Legal News April 2018

In the Legal News attached please find a summary of the legal amendments published in the Official Gazette during the month of April 2018:

I.Instruction no. 300, dated 11.04.2018 “On approval of the form and
requirements of the report on the safety of the cosmetic product”.

 

Tax News April 2018

In the Tax News attached please find a summary of the fiscal changes published in the Official Gazette during the month of April 2018:

I.Decision of Council of Ministers “On some additions and amendments to the DCM No. 953/2014 “On implementing provisions of the Law No. 92/2014 “On Value Added Tax”;

II. Decision of Council of Ministers “On the organization and functioning of the General Directorate of Property Tax”;

III.The ratification of the Agreement on social protection between the Republic of Albania and the Republic of Austria.

 

 

 

Legal News March 2018

In the Legal News attached please find a summary of the legal amendments published in the Official Gazette during the months of February-March 2018:

I.Decision of Council of Ministers no.101, dated 23.02.2018 “On the
manner of organization and functioning of private employment agencies”.

II.Law no. 6/2018 “On some amendments and additions to law no.111/2012 “On Integrated Management of Water Resources””.

 

Tax News March 2018

In the Tax News attached please find a summary of the fiscal changes published in the Official Gazette during the month of March 2018:

I.Decision of the Council of Ministers on the methodology for determining the value of immovable property “buildings”.

Legal News February 2018

In the Legal News attached please find a summary of the legal amendments published during the month of February 2018:

I.Decision of Council of Ministers no. 68, dated 07.02.2018 “On the limits and criteria for determining the compensation which corresponds to the salary paid in kind and which is added to the annual leave salary”.

 

Tax News January 2018

In the Tax News attached please find a summary of the following changes published in the Official Gazette during the months of December 2017 and January 2018:

I. Amendments and additions to the Instruction “On VAT”;

II. Decision of Council of Ministers “On determining the conditions and technical requirements to be met by any subject to obtain the license for the category of “Distance online gambling””;

III. Decision of Council of Ministers on the approval of the format of the findings act, the fine verbal note and seizure act of GMA;

IV. Combined Nomenclature of Goods of the year 2018;

V. Decision of Council of Ministers on customs valuation of goods.

 

Legal News January 2018

In the Legal News attached please find a summary of the legal amendments published with the Official Gazette no. 211 of December:

I. Decision of Council of Ministers no. 686, dated 22.11.2017 “On the approval of the territory planning regulation”.

 

 

Special Tax News on Fiscal Package 2018

In the attached edition of Special Tax News on Fiscal Package 2018, you will find some of the most important amendments published in the Official Gazette no. 222, dated 19.12.2017.

All these changes enter into force as from 01.01.2018, except for the majority of the amendments to the law no. 9632, dated 30.01.2006 “On local taxes”, which as indicated in this special tax news enter into force on 01.04.2018.

 

Legal News November 2017

In the attached Legal News of November 2017 you will find the following:

 I. Summary of draft law “For some additions to law no. 93/2015 “On tourism”.

 

 

Tax News November 2017

In the attached Tax News of November 2017, you will find the following:

I. Additions and amendments to the Decision of Council of Ministers (DCM) no. 953/2014 for the implementing provisions of Law no. 92/2014 “On VAT”;

II. DCM for the implementing provisions of the new Customs Code;

III. Some amendments in the international accounting standards and financial reporting (IAS/IFRS), translated in Albanian;

IV. Notification of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs on the entrance into force of some international agreements.

Legal News July 2017

In the attached Legal News of July 2017, you will find the following:

 I.       Instruction no. 4557/1 “On registration of securities in the company “Qendra e Regjistrimit te Aksioneve sh.a., Tirana”

II.        ERE Decision no.120, dated 27.07.2017 “On the determination of the purchase price of the electricity produced by small generating resources, Photovoltaic with installed capacity up to 2 MW and Eolic with installed capacity up to 3MW”

 

Tax News June 2017

In the attached Tax News of June 2017, you will find the following:

I.      Electronic tax certificates

II.     The list of taxpayers in court proceedings with the tax administration

 

 

Legal News June 2017

In the attached Legal News of June 2017, you will find the following:

I.      Law no. 81/2017 “On Protected Sites”

 

 

 

Tax News May 2017

In the attached Tax News 2017, you will find the following:

I.     New Customs Code - fully effective as of 01.06.2017

II.     Introduction of the reduced VAT rate of 6% for tourism accommodation services

III.     Amendments to the Instruction “On VAT”

 

Legal News May 2017

In the attached Legal News 2017, you will find the following:

I.         Law no. 38/2017 “On some additions and amendments to law no. 8116 dated 29.03.1996 “The civil procedure code of the Republic of Albania” as amended”

 

 

 

Special Legal News May 2017

In the attached Special Legal News 2017, you will find the following:

I.          Law no. 8/2017, dated 02.02.2017 “On the status of workers in petroleum and gas industry”

 

 

Legal News April 2017

In the attached Legal News of April 2017, you will find the following:

 I.        Law no. 57/2017 “On some amendments and additions in the Law “On labor inspection” 

 

 

Tax News April 2017

In the attached Tax News of April 2017, you will find the following:

     I.        New Decision of the Council of Ministers “On determining the minimum wage on the national level”;

    II.        Instruction of the Minister of Finance on the implementation of the Law No. 33/2017 “On the payment and deletion/remission of the tax liabilities, customs duties and the removal from circulation of the transport vehicles after the deletion/remission of the tax liabilities”;

  III.        Additions to the Instruction of the Minister of Finance “On tax procedures”;

   IV.        Additions and amendments to the Instruction of the Minister of Finance “On national taxes”;

    V.        Decision of the Council of Ministers “On the approval of the fee payable by licensed companies for the maintenance of the Central Online Monitoring System”;

   VI.        Additions and amendments to the Instruction of the Minister of Finance “On the administration and documentation of the procedures of cash registers”.

 

 

Legal News March 2017

In the attached Legal News of March 2017, you will find the following

     I.        Law no. 17/2017 “On some amendments and additions to the law no. 9947, dated 07.07.2008 “On industrial property”, as amended”

 

 

Special Tax News April 2017

In the attached Special Tax News of April 2017, you will find the following

     I.        Law no. 33/2017 “On the payment and deletion/remission of the tax liabilities, customs duties and the removal from circulation of the transport vehicles after the deletion/remission of the tax liabilities” 

 

 

Tax News February 2017

In the attached Tax News of February 2017, you will find the following:

 

     I.        Extension of the deadline of application of the Law no. 81/2016 “On the re-evaluation of the immovable property”

   II.        Reduction of the list of machineries and equipment entitled for VAT exemption on import

  III.        Improvements in the communication of the tax administration with taxpayers 

 

 

 

 

Legal News February 2017

In the Legal News of February 2017, you will find the following:

 

     I.        Law no. 60/2016 “On whistleblowing and protection of the whistleblowers”

    II.        Amendments to Law no. 7746, dated 28.07.1993 "On Hydrocarbons", as amended

Tax News January 2017

In the attached Tax News of January 2017, you will find the following:

 

I.      Normative Act of the Council of Ministers on social and health insurance contributions

II.      Decision of the Council of Ministers “On determining the operating procedures of the Commission for Assessment of Tax Appeals”

III.      Additions and amendments to the Decision of the Council of Ministers “On the taxpayer’s advocate”

IV.      Additions and amendments to the Decision of the Council of Ministers “On implementing provisions of the Law “On VAT”” 

V.      Additions and amendments to the Instruction of the Minister of Finance “On tax procedures”

VI.      Instructions of the Minister of Finance on implementation the Law no. 155/2015 “On gambling in the Republic of Albania”

 

Legal News January 2017

In the Legal News of January 2017, you will find a summary of the following:

 

I.      New law “On safety in mining and underground works of hydropower activities”

Tax News on Fiscal Package 2017

In the attached Tax News, you will find the following:


I.      Amendments to the law no. 8438, dated 28.12.1998 “On income tax”, as amended

II.      Amendments to the law no. 9975, dated 28.07.2008 “On national taxes”, as amended

III.      Amendments to the law no. 61/2012, dated 24.05.2012 “On excise tax”, as amended

IV.      Amendments to the law no. 9981, dated 08.09.2008 “On approval of customs tariff levels”, as amended

 

 

 

 

Legal News December 2016

In the attached Legal News, you will find the following:

 

I.     Law "On Bankruptcy" published with Official Gazette no. 226, dated 22 November 2016.

 

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