According to the Income Tax Office legislation, each company needs to estimate its final taxable income for the current year and pay two equal installments on the estimated tax before/at the following dates:
1. 31 July - current year
2. 31 December - current year
If the Company fails to do so by submitting the IR6 declarations and its operations result in a taxable profit, then the company will pay a 10% penalty on the assessed tax (thus result in an effective tax rate of 13.75% instead of 12.5%). In addition, if the estimated tax is lower than 75% of the actual tax, this 10% penalty is applicable on the difference between actual tax and temporary tax paid. If for example the estimated tax is 1.000 euros and the Company pays two equal installments of 500 euros, but the actual tax comes out to be 1.500, then there is a penalty of [1.500-1.000]*10% = 50 euros. Revision of the estimated tax is allowed only up to 31 December of the current year.
In addition, if you fail to submit the Provisional Tax returns by the due dates stated above it will result to an interest rate of 3.50% (from 1st January 2017) per annum from the original due date, on a complete month basis, plus a one-off penalty of 5%.
It is important to note that NIL returns need not to be submitted. The Income Tax Office however does accept the submission of NIL tax returns from individuals but not for legal entities.
If you would like us to assume responsibility for the preparation of the return and administration of its submission and related payments, please get in touch with us by 30 June 2017 to make the necessary arrangements.
Our fees for the above are:
1. Preparation, submission and administration of payment of the Provisional Tax return with taxable income: Euros 100-500, depending on the involvement required by us for estimating taxable income.
We will consider no reply to this newsletter by 30 June 2017 as an assumption by you of the responsibility to comply with this obligation. We do not commit to the same prices for any requests in relation to this matter after that date. We kindly request your understanding in this.