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Small business in VAT. Approximately 900 entrepreneurs have been trained in the third week and more than 1120 entities visited on-site

From March 19th to 21st, the third session of dedicated trainings of the Regional Directorates of Taxes of Tirana, Durres and Fier were held, related to the small business that will be included for the first time in the VAT scheme.

In the first three weeks, the total number of participants in these trainings amounted at more than 300, who represent more than 900 entities. The participants got acquainted in details with the procedure to be followed in complying with the legal obligations, general concepts of VAT, filling in and deadlines of the VAT declaration, books of sales and purchases, filling in and declaring them, filling in a tax invoice, etc.

Moreover, dedicated visits are still being conducted on field at national level by the employees of the Taxpayers’ Service in those entities that will be included in this scheme, as of April 1st, 2018. Up to date, a total of 1120 on-site visits have been conducted, whereas 1100 entities have been assisted in the dedicated Corner of assistance for small business.

The General Directorate of Taxes is engaging its best experts throughout the country to provide assistance and as comprehensive as possible information to all entities that will be included in this scheme.

The calendar of trainings, which covers the period until the end of June, has been designed to assist all small businesses, according to their geographic extension. The General Directorate of Taxes is ready and possesses all the capacities to increase the number of trainings, if deemed necessary.

A total of 100 trainings have been foreseen, as well as around 10,000 counselling visits on business premises. In order to assist all entities, 13 corners of assistance dedicated to small business have been established.

By means of the specialists of the Taxpayers’ Service office, every regional directorate will enable the dissemination of leaflets and informative materials adequate for all small business that will be included in the VAT scheme throughout the country.

The General Directorate of Taxes stimulates and encourages all interested persons to become part of these trainings and to get acquainted with all the legal procedures and obligations.