December 2014

08.12.2014

Rödl & Partner OÜ received the Estonian Gazelle award of 2015

The Estonian financial magazine Äripäev awarded Rödl & Partner OÜ with the diploma "Eesti Gasellettevõte 2015" (“Estonian Gazelle-Company 2015”). ›››

 
02.12.2014

Packaging audit obligation starting from 01.01.2015

According to amendments of the Packaging Act, packaging reports submitted with regard to the previous calendar year must be audited starting from 01.01.2015, if at least 100 kilograms of plastic packaging or 200 kilograms of other packaging are placed on the market per year. Rödl & Partner is one of the audit firms conducting the packaging audits. Based on the Packaging Act, the due date for submission of audited packaging reports is June 30.

The purpose of a packaging audit is to provide an assessment on the compliance of the packaging reporting with requirements of the Packaging Act during a calendar year. The audit of a packaging report starts with the election of a packaging auditor and conclusion of an agreement with the auditor. During the packaging audit, the auditor will identify procedures of preparing packaging reports, perform necessary audit procedures and prepare a written audit report for the client. ›››

November 2014

13.11.2014

Merili Pruuel was granted the professional title of a sworn auditor

We are pleased to inform that Merili Pruuel, who has been working as an auditor’s assistant at Rödl & Partner Audit OÜ for four years, has been granted the professional title of a sworn auditor. ›››

 
11.11.2014

Taxation of company cars

Estonia has received permission from the Commission of the European Communities to amend the Value-Added Tax Act with regard to the value added tax of automobiles. Based on the amendment of the Value-Added Tax Act, starting from 01.12.2014 the maximum input VAT that may be deducted upon the acquisition of automobiles, use of automobiles under contracts for use and purchase of goods and services for automobiles is 50%. ›››

October 2014

31.10.2014

Sworn auditor Mart Nõmper was entered in the list of officially certified experts

Sworn auditor Mart Nõmper was entered in the list of officially certified experts of the Estonian Forensic Science Institute in the fields of finance and reorganisation plans. ›››

September 2014

02.09.2014

Kalev Pihlak was granted the professional title of a sworn advocate's clerk

We are pleased to inform that lawyer Kalev Pihlak from Rödl & Partner Advokaadibüroo OÜ has passed the sworn advocate's clerk's examination of the Estonian Bar Association and was today granted the professional title of a sworn advocate's clerk. ›››

August 2014

26.08.2014

Amendments of the Income Tax Act starting from 01.01.2015

Several amendments of the Income Tax Act will enter into force as of 01.01.2015. ›››

 
26.08.2014

Amendment of the deduction of input value added tax on automobiles

According to the amendment of the Value-Added Tax Act that will enter into force as of 01.12.2014 a restriction is imposed on the deduction of the input value added tax on acquisition of automobiles and related goods and services. Generally the restriction on deduction is 50%. The law provides an exception with regard to automobiles that are used solely for business purposes. ›››

 
26.08.2014

Compensation for use of a private automobile

The new procedure for the payment of compensation for use of a private automobile for business purposes shall enter into force starting from 01.09.2014. From this date onwards compensation shall not be paid, if no driving records are kept upon business trips. ›››

June 2014

20.06.2014

Accounting firm Satakerta Oy merges with Rödl & Partner

Rödl & Partner has bought majority of the share capital of the Finnish company Satakerta Oy on 23rd May, 2014. Until now, Rödl & Partner has primarily offered legal professional services in Finland. After the merger, integrated services can be offered on a broader scale to foreign clients operating in Finland as well. ›››

 
11.06.2014

Reporting of transactions exceeding 1,000 euros

From November 2014 turnover (Value added tax return (KMD) 20.12.2014) an additional annex (KMD INF) is submitted with the VAT return, where all transactions in the amount of at least 1,000 EUR are declared (acquisitions and sales). ›››

 
11.06.2014

Employment register from 01.07.2014

From 1 July 2014 a person employed (irrespective of the form of a contract) is required to register at the employment register already before the date of commencement of work. The employment register is in the e-Tax Board. On 01.07.2014 employment register will be created automatically based on the information in Health Insurance Fund. ›››

 
05.06.2014

Attorney-at-Law Monica Pihlak joined Rödl & Partner Law Office

At the beginning of June, Rödl & Partner Law Office welcomed a new attorney-at-law Monica Pihlak, who advises clients in all matters related to commercial law, tax law and labour law. ›››

May 2014

20.05.2014

Hanne-Loore Härma was granted the professional title of a sworn advocate's clerk

We are pleased to inform that lawyer Hanne-Loore Härma from Rödl & Partner Advokaadibüroo OÜ has passed the sworn advocate's clerk's examination of the Estonian Bar Association and was today granted the professional title of a sworn advocate's clerk. ›››