New Fiscal Rules Effective in Nicaragua

On January first new rules came into force on taxation which reduce income tax, and others that aim to reduce tax evasion.

Monday, January 7, 2013

The government hopes that with this new reform it will increase productivity and competitiveness.

"The law brings new issues, such as a fiscal method for separating of incomes: into earned income, income from economic activity and income from equity.

It also includes issues such as transfer pricing for companies, leasing and eliminating exemptions from Value Added Tax, VAT on purchases made by the public sector ", reports

Other topics included in the reform include increasing taxes on cigarettes and greater benefits for SMEs investing in tourism and forestry projects.

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