In the conditions of a changeable situation, some of the companies manage to adapt by implementing their commercial activity through remote work of their employees. A situation often arises when a person hired on work abroad has to perform his duties remotely from the territory of another country. Until one moment this person has paid taxes in the country where the company has its registered office, and subsequently, after beginning the remote performance of his duties in another country, the question arises about the tax treatment of the income realized through remote work.
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I. General provisions
In view of the tax advantages that Bulgaria provides for foreign investors, and taking into account the country’s membership in the European Union, one of the often preferred forms of commercial activity in Bulgaria by traders from other countries is the establishment of a branch of a foreign trader.
The registration of a branch of a foreign trader in Bulgaria does not lead to the creation of a new legal entity, but only to a territorially and organizationally separated part of it. The branch has its headquarters, object of activity, a person who manages it, workers, etc. However, the branch does not own separate property other than that of its principal. Continue reading “Branch of a foreign trader in Bulgaria”
In the situation of a sale of a company asset (e.g. a car) in a reporting period during which no commercial activity has been carried out in Bulgaria by a company, the question arises whether this company can be defined as a person that has not carried out activity within the meaning of the Law on accounting and whether it should declare the amount of the sale of the asset.
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For the income acquired from his activity in Bulgaria, the self-insured person is obliged to issue a reporting document.
A self-employed person, who has acquired income from his activity and has declared to the payer of the income the circumstance that he is self-insured, owes in advance a tax on the difference between the taxable income and the legally recognized expenses for his activity, as well as the social security contributions, which he is obliged to make at his own expense for the months of the quarter during which the taxable income has been acquired.
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The obligation for insurance of self-insured persons in Bulgaria arises from the day of commencement or resumption of employment activity and continue until its interruption or termination. Upon commencement, interruption, resumption or termination of any employment activity, the self-insured person submits a declaration according to a sample.
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Bodies of the limited liability company (LTD.) in Bulgaria are a general meeting and a manager (managers), as the manager may not be a partner. The manager organizes and manages the activity of the company in accordance with the law and the general meeting’s decisions. The company is represented by the manager. Upon several managers each of them can act alone unless the Articles of association provides otherwise. In regard to the sole owner limited liability company (LTD.), the issues that are from the competence of the general meeting are decided by the sole owner of the company. The relations between the company and the manager are settled by a contract for assignment of the management. The contract is concluded in writing on behalf of the company through a person authorized by the general meeting of the partners or by the sole owner.
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A civil partnership in Bulgaria is established by a contract for a partnership, as two or more persons agree to combine their activities to achieve a common business goal.
Most often, a civil partnership is terminated by achieving the objective of the company or with the expiration of the time for which the company has been formed. In these cases, if the company is at a profit, owes payment of a corporate tax, and the balance sheet profit is distributed among the partners.
This raises the question of accurately determining the source of income of the partners and whether it should be completed in an annual tax return.
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NO TAXES …!!! ….. SLOW DOWN …. CFC will put a damper on your tax free dreams if you neglect to follow some basic guidelines listed below.
We will cover some information to protect yourself from liberty bashing politicians and regulatory authorities while you travel and enjoy the benefits of a location independent lifestyle.
While there are many jurisdictions where you can establish a company, other factors come into play aside from ‘x’ % – tax rate in ‘y’ country
CFC rules prevent many people from legally doing business through another company in another country while they are sitting in their home country or country of residency. Unfortunately these ruin grand plans people have about sipping fruity cocktails and working from their laptop on the beach.
However, there are some countries that do not have laws constraining your earning ability in a foreign country while you are in your current country.
Our goal is to help you better understand how to avoid the shakedown by the taxman in your country of citizenship and country of residence as you travel and work worldwide.
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