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VAT and other indirect taxes

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Value added tax (hereinafter - VAT) and other indirect taxes can impact almost every transaction while doing business overseas and presents a key factor in a business cash flow as well as potentially a real bottom-line cost. As many businesses act globally and perform cross-border transactions with delivery of goods or supplies of services there is an increasing interest to be VAT compliant in a foreign country and to get information of the VAT treatment during business case planning, covering, e.g. VAT rates, VAT registration obligations, simplifications, refund possibilities. At the end, it is intended to avoid any VAT risks and to calculate project costs, price and margin valid and not influenced by VAT (retroactively).


VAT is an essential issue for entrepreneurs because there is often money at stake. Due to the current VAT rate of 21 percent in Lithuania and a potential interest risk of 10 percent p.a. and late-filing penalties etc. mistakes in the area of VAT lead to a definitive charge. Consequently, our advisory offer also covers VAT advisory services to generate best approaches that could be implemented in your company.


Our business area VAT Services offers efficient, sustainable, cross-industry and practical VAT advice with respective focus on industrial sectors and a practical approach. Our service line VAT Services with our experienced VAT specialists assists companies and entrepreneurs of all industrial sectors and sizes.


In our International VAT Group more than 40 VAT experts are organized worldwide with regular communication, professional exchange, sharing approaches and hot topics in VAT and changes in law, leading practice across industries.

 

Therefore, Rödl & Partner could provide you with advice to all national and international VAT issues and declaration obligations. Rödl & Partner with the global team of experienced VAT professionals is pleased to support you in navigating the complex topic of VAT in respect of your business needs.


In the area of value added taxation it is necessary on the one hand to avoid any risk by fulfilling all legal and many formal requirements, e.g. invoicing requirements, documentation requirements in case of performed VAT exempt supplies and declaration obligations. On the other hand, also opportunities and optimizations can and should be realized due to an active designing and organization of VAT for your business activities and business cases.


Our VAT advisory services in Lithuania:

  • Advisory services for all ongoing VAT queries of your daily business with high level practical and sector-oriented approach for national and cross-border issues with coordination of the colleagues in the concerned countries worldwide
  • Assistance in VAT compliance/reporting obligations (e.g. preparition of preliminary and annual VAT returns, Intrastat Reports, EC Sales Listing, VAT registration in Lithuania, special VAT refund procedure)
  • Dealings with local tax authorities: assistance in discussions with the tax authority during tax audits or special VAT audits and filing appeals or statement of claims, rulings
  • Performance of specific projects (e.g. VAT reviews as a simulated audit, VAT checks with different extent and scope)
  • Implementation assistance for „VAT processes“ in your company as an internal control system from a risk management perspective
  • Specific topics and issues (e.g. cash-flow optimization, intercompany charging, restructuring, holding companies, allocation and proportion of input VAT deduction and respective optimization, import VAT and implications of customs and duty with regard to cross-border supplies)
  • Tailored workshops for the typical business cases of the client and qualifications of the participating employees
  • Check and review of the transformation of the VAT requirements in the ERP system
  • Customs-related advice.

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Nora Vitkūnienė

Head of Tax Department

Associate Partner

+370 5 212 35 90

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Mantas Mališauskas

Domestic Tax Division Leader

+370 5 212 35 90

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