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SRS and LCCI to cooperate in search for most efficient tax payment models

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RULatvian Chamber for Commerce and Industry and the State Revenue Service have signed an agreement for the development of better solutions he assist the growth of Latvia’s national economy.

This document provides for LCCI’s participation in the development of the tax policy, associated documents and regulations as long as it fits goals of SRS’ strategy. It is also planned SRS and LCCI will cooperate in the search for more efficient methods for the payment of taxes to better combat grey economy, contribute to economic breakthrough and increase honest competition.

It is expected this cooperation will organize training for businessmen to inform them of any new developments and changes to the existing system. Regular meetings will be organized between the two sides.

LCCI will also meet with industry experts to help resolve problems associated with taxes and justifications for their application. Before the organization of such meetings, SRS will inform sides of any mistakes or violations to later come to an agreement through discussions. This will help reduce tension and public confrontation on the road towards transparency, LCCI representatives say.

LCCI chairman Janis Endzins says this cooperation agreement will serve as major support for the protection of interests of this organization and future development of Latvia’s economy: «We care that the grey economy is in gradual decline. One of the ways of accomplishing that is securing closer cooperation with SRS to ensure businessmen do not feel pressured or offended. We want to make the payment of taxes a simple process and make sure businessmen do not feel the urge to going in the shadow. Sustainable state development is in the best interest of everyone creating a business and paying good wages that exceed EUR 1,000, so that the country is able to afford good healthcare, education, defence and pension systems,» says Endzins.

SRS director general Ilze Cirule is satisfied with this agreement, saying that it will help improve communication with businessmen and help respond to different questions more quickly. «One of SRS’ goals is improving communication with businessmen, making it clear and comprehensive. We want to speak, consult and explain changes and SRS’ actions as much as possible. We are also prepared to openly fix our own mistakes.»

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