Important information regarding non-imposition of late payment interests for calculated environmental pollution tax May 16

We would like to inform you that the State Tax Inspectorate under the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania (hereinafter – State Tax Inspectorate) has provided a formal explanation for the late payment interests for overdue calculated and paid tax of environmental pollution (hereinafter – the Explanation), which was calculated on the basis of cancellation of certificates/ approvals issued by VŠĮ „Žaliasis taškas“ and VŠĮ „Pakuočių tvarkymo organizacija“.
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OECD members agree to formally invite Lithuania as 36th member May 10

We gladly inform that Lithuania received a formal invitation to become 36th member of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (further - OECD). Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis announced about the invitation at an extraordinary meeting of the Parlament.
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Leinonen Belarus is now open for business in Minsk May 03

We are delighted to inform our clients and partners that Leinonen has expanded its coverage of Eastern European markets to include Belarus. Our Minsk office is brand new and fully owned by our parent entity Leinonen Group, and offers the same high-quality accounting, payroll and advisory services that Leinonen is known for across Europe. The new office is managed by Finnish hands on-site by Tuomas M. Pukkala and is found in the heart of Minsk’s historical center at Zybitskaya Street 4.
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Simpler procedures for recruiting employees from non - EU countries Apr 30

Simpler procedures for recruiting employees from non-EU countries is being developed for companies established in the Republic of Lithuania.
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Risks to the customer in international trade Apr 24

We would like to note that participation in the chain transactions may create risks not only to the suppliers (which may incorrectly apply 0% VAT rate), but also to the customers, while deducting input VAT incurred.
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Is the employer entitled to monitor the employee's personal correspondence? Apr 04

According to the current laws and the analysis of case law, it can be stated that the employer has the right to control the electronic correspondence of employees if the company's internal rules clearly indicate that it is forbidden to use work equipment for personal use and the employer's right to monitor and verify is
established. The employee must be properly introduced with such rules, and monitoring
is only possible if this is necessary, legitimate and proportionate, also if the employee is informed about such monitoring in advance. Read more ›

Does the lessee always have a priority right to extend the Rent Agreement? Feb 28

According to the newest Case Law of Supreme Court of Lithuania in the civil case No. e3K-3-23-611/2018 (hereinafter – the Decision), the parties of commercial relations can agree in advance to refuse the priority right to extend the Rent Agreement. With the Decision, the Court noticed, that such refusal of priority right is legal and does not violate the principle of equality. Read more ›

Social security tax contributions from the minimum monthly salary Feb 14

From 1st January 2018 the amendments of Lithuanian Law of the Social Security Tax Contributions came into force. According to the amendment, companies should pay social security tax contributions for part-time employees, whose monthly salary is lower than the minimum monthly salary (hereinafter - MMS), currently the MMS gross amount EUR 400.
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