ASSESSMENT OF INCOME TAXATION OF PERFORMERS OF ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES

Anita Puzule, Inguna Svika

Abstract


In the changing economic situation of nowadays, flexible forms of employment become more popular, and a performer of economic activities is one of them. They have to face the inconstant tax policy of Latvia, be able to choose a payment regime from earned income, which is most suitable for them. The authors believe it is worthwhile to find out the opinions of performers of economics activities and to assess tax liabilities, which is an important requirement for the planning and development of their activities.   The goal of the research is to assess the taxable income regimes for performers of economic activities in Latvia and to find out their opinion on their satisfaction with the tax policy. The approaches of the research are: the monographic and descriptive methods, document analysis, logically construction, statistical analysis, and a sociological research method – a pilot survey. The research resulted in the assessment of taxable income regimes and their application in various situations. By conducting the pilot survey, it has been discovered that performers of economics activities find it difficult to understand standard regulations and accounting management; they lack comprehension of the importance of SSIMC and its advantage for the future. The calculations made by the authors show the amounts of the tax burden formed with each tax payment regime.


Keywords


income; microenterprise tax; personal income tax; patent fee; self-employed; state social insurance mandatory contributions

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17770/lner2018vol1.10.3606

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