AMENDMENTS TO THE TAX CODE OF THE REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN
PROVISION OF INFORMATION ON CUSTOMERS OF IMPORTED GOODS AND STORAGE DETAILS OF IMPORTED GOODS
According to the new amendment to the Tax Code (TC 16.1.11-11), in order to strengthen tax control over the activities of persons carrying out import operations, as well as persons importing goods for third parties, the taxpayers (except the taxpayers operating in the oil and gas sector or in the public sector) should submit to the tax authorities information on customers of imported goods, as well as places of storage of imported goods in advance.
Morover, in according to Article 57.5 of the TC, for not providing information or providing distorted information financial sactions in the amount of the invoice value of imported goods or the value of distorted part (relatively 2% for micro-entities and 5% for other persons) should be applied.
According to the decision of the Board of the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated March 14, 2022, "Information form on goods to be imported by other taxpayers, except for taxpayers operating in the oil and gas sector or public sector" was approved and entered into force on 8 April 2022.
Please refer to the following link for approved new information form: https://e-qanun.az/framework/49384
Company (LLC) registration in Azerbaijan (Innovation in registration of an LLC)
As EKVITA, we provide services in multiple areas of law (corporate, labor, migration, tax, litigation, etc.), as well as accounting, audit, business development and accompany our clients starting from early stages of their businesses. In this regard, putting it simply, I would like to speak about “opening the company”. That is, what is the most appropriate organizational form for starting a business in Azerbaijan, its advantages, necessary procedures in the registration process and etc. As you know, there are several organizational forms for the establishment of a company in the legislation. However, today I would like to tell you about the Limited Liability Company (LLC), which is the most acceptable and simple one among the rest in terms of procedural and legal requirements. If we refer to the definition of LLC – a limited liability company means company established by one or more persons (natural persons and (or) legal entity), the charter capital of which is divided into shares, the sizes of which are specified by the charter. As can be seen from mentioned definition, the legislation does not set limits regarding the number of founders of the LLC. In other words, the founder can be one or more persons, including a foreign citizen. It should be noted that in the case of foreign citizens, the legislative or documentation requirements are the same as for Azerbaijani citizens, i.e. there are no additional or special requirements. Another benefit of the LLC is the absence of any restrictions regarding its charter capital in the legislation. In other words, there is no minimum or maximum limit, the charter capital may be settled in any amount. Therefore, in many cases, when establishing the LLC, the charter capital is formed in the amount of 10-100 manats. It also should be noted that the registration process of the LLC is notable for its simplicity, and it would be appropriate to emphasize the innovative policy pursued by the Ministry of Taxes in this sphere. Thanks to it, Azerbaijan has established itself in 9th place in terms of the “Starting a Business” indicator among 190 countries this year, according to the annual Doing Business Report of the World Bank.Powered by Froala Editor
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