Accounting outsourcing for large enterprises
The Bulgarian legislation considers for large enterprises, enterprises that as of December 31 of the current calendar year exceed at least two of the following indicators: book value of assets – BGN 38,000,000; net sales revenues – BGN 76,000,000; average number of staff for the reporting period – 250 people. They often have own accounting department. In turn, it may consist of different units in depending on the size, divisions and activities of the company: commodity unit, financial and accounting, payments to staff, stocks, capital assets, tax and excise unit, etc.
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Self-employed individuals are those who perform employment activities such as:
– persons registered as practicing a free profession and / or craft activity;
– persons practicing labor activity as sole traders, owners or partners in commercial companies;
– natural persons – members of impersonal companies;
– natural persons – traders within the meaning of the Commercial Law, but not registered as sole traders;
– registered farmers and tobacco growers.
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When an individual starts a business and wants to be in the light of his activity, he must do everything possible to have accountants who handle correctly and professionally the financial and accounting issues of his/her company.
Each company has two options for keeping its accounts in order: a special department to deal with declarations, insurance, taxes and others, or hiring a company for outsourced accounting. The second option is often far more appropriate.
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We will look at the specifics of taxation when declaring services provided through a platform such as Amazon under the VAT Act. Imagine that we have a Bulgarian company that operates online trading through a platform such as Amazon and other similar online trading platforms.
The current trend for such cooperation is to take place through the so-called “dropshipping” model. The dropshipping business is a way to trade in goods that have not been purchased in advance by the manufacturer. The dropshipping trader advertises the product and when it is sold online, the trader buys it from the manufacturer and sends it to the customer.
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Amazon is one of the largest online retailers in the world. Jeff Bezos’ company operates worldwide and supplies mostly electronics, but also books and other goods. In addition, Amazon.com is a monopolist in online commerce in the United States. America is the largest and most solvent consumer of goods and services in the world and that is why it is so important for traders to sell on the US market. Amazon.com is the most visited site in America with a potential market of 328 million people.
If you are a Bulgarian manufacturer you will have the opportunity to expand your production, reach new markets and sell at a much higher mark-up if you decide to use Amazon.
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Cash on delivery made a real revolution in online commerce in Bulgaria. Customers may shop without worrying that someone may steal their debit and credit card information
Shopping online is easy, fast and convenient. At a click away, we may obtain clothes, accessories, technique, electric appliances.
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Amazon FBA, or Fulfillment by Amazon, is a business model that might seem attractive. Basically, if you decide to sell a certain product through Amazon, the deal is that you send your product to Amazon for storage and distribution, properly packaged. From then on it is your job to promote your business and find new clients, while Amazon does the practical things like handling orders and sending the products. There are, of course, fees for this service, as well as fees for storage.
But you should bear in mind that going into this line of business may bring some purely bureaucratic setback to you. There are Amazon’s strict rules to consider, there are sales tax and VAT regulations in different EU and non-EU countries, and there is personal responsibility for faulty or dangerous products.
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Is it the end of financial privacy thanks to Common Reporting Standard (CRS), FATCA and other new laws? Can a Bulgarian foundation help you?
Back in the day, financial privacy was considered a basic human right but, with the rise of cross-border terrorism, tax evasion and money laundering, the major governments of the world are fighting to bring transparency to international financial transactions. This is a noble cause and we all support it. But due to this issue, the law-abiding citizens are at the risk of their privacy being invaded. The never-ending leaks from major banks are a new challenge and do not seem to stop.
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These are the general rules for the Vat taxation of intra-EU services in accordance to the Bulgarian Value Added Tax Act (VATA).
The intra-EU goods supplies are subject to special rules. Here is the VAT taxation procedure for some of the most common intra-EU services provided:
General intra-EU supply taxation rules
The general rules for this type of supplies are listed in Chapter 5 Taxation of intra-community supplies of VATA (articles 51 to 53).
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Advance payments are a key component of the Value Added Tax Act (VATA) in Bulgaria, due to the fact that they have a direct relation to the VAT charging obligation and with the tax credit deduction rights. Here is a short overview of the types of advance payments and their relationship with invoice issuance as well as the rights for tax deduction for advance payments and the deposits made as such payments:
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