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by foca
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: VAT and prepayment tax registration dispute
Replies: 25
Views: 3738

Re: VAT and prepayment tax registration dispute

There is one more thing to consider here. If it is construction business where the payments are made in it might fall under the construction VAT scheme . Basically when used this scheme transfer the responsibility to pay vat to the buyer . But applicability of the scheme in this case requires more i...
by foca
Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Cashing in cheques
Replies: 6
Views: 1249

Re: Cashing in cheques

Generally speaking, any bank can send your check for collection. Specifically if it is bank or a bank confirmed check . Though collection procedure might be long and expensive . So if the sum is small - no sence in trying.
by foca
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Annual Travel Insurance
Replies: 1
Views: 662

Re: Annual Travel Insurance

Why not IF? Around 60'eur , depending on your general discount.
by foca
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: buying used laptop what to check?
Replies: 12
Views: 1608

Re: buying used laptop what to check?

Do you keep receipts for all the stuff you might want to sell in the future, say in 3 years?
by foca
Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Moving abroad and car
Replies: 11
Views: 1428

Re: Moving abroad and car

I constantly drive a сar registered to my wife , while she drives a car registered in my name, both cars insured in he same insurance company and we both have been stopped by police - never had any problems.
by foca
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Taxation, VAT and OY companies.
Replies: 18
Views: 1644

Re: Taxation, VAT and OY companies.

I think my post was confusing. So here's another take on it. When the equipment arrives in Finland you will be charged VAT on the import value (including shipping costs). I'm not sure what the payment terms are on that VAT bill, but assume there is a short-term cash flow impact. I guess Tulli doesn...
by foca
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Taxation, VAT and OY companies.
Replies: 18
Views: 1644

Re: Taxation, VAT and OY companies.

I think my post was confusing. So here's another take on it. When the equipment arrives in Finland you will be charged VAT on the import value (including shipping costs). I'm not sure what the payment terms are on that VAT bill, but assume there is a short-term cash flow impact. I guess Tulli doesn...
by foca
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Question about name changes??
Replies: 5
Views: 950

Re: Question about name changes??

It is easy- one can change the name only if the name is changed in their national passport. So the first step is to go to your embassy and change the name in your passport , only after that you can change the name in the Finnish residence system (and of course you would have to apply for a new RP).
by foca
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Taxation, VAT and OY companies.
Replies: 18
Views: 1644

Re: Taxation, VAT and OY companies.

Thank you for the clear explanation! I don't mind running my company from aland if the real estate prices are the same as in rural Finland, and the network speeds are the same. We're planning to build our own data center. Åland has it is own VAT. IF your data center is in Ålands , import the gods t...
by foca
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Taxation, VAT and OY companies.
Replies: 18
Views: 1644

Re: Taxation, VAT and OY companies.

shrimp67 wrote:Also,
I read here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_ ... e_excluded

That aland islands don't fall under the EU VAT laws, is there a way to use this to cut expenses?
No way . From vat point of you it is a foreign country, like Norway or Russia.
by foca
Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Taxation, VAT and OY companies.
Replies: 18
Views: 1644

Re: Taxation, VAT and OY companies.

Of course the shipment is subject to VAT and , possibly, customs duty. Customs duty percentage can be found on tulli.fi and it is the same for all EU countries ( after all EU is also a customs union). Vat you can claim back via a normal procedure , as it is done with internal vat operations (or alm...
by foca
Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Taxation, VAT and OY companies.
Replies: 18
Views: 1644

Re: Taxation, VAT and OY companies.

Of course the shipment is subject to VAT and , possibly, customs duty. Customs duty percentage can be found on tulli.fi and it is the same for all EU countries ( after all EU is also a customs union). Vat you can claim back via a normal procedure , as it is done with internal vat operations (or almo...
by foca
Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Fireplace repair
Replies: 5
Views: 1001

Re: Fireplace repair

Thanks a LOT . I Will try them
by foca
Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Fireplace repair
Replies: 5
Views: 1001

Re: Fireplace repair

:) a man thinks that he lives in the center of the world and all know where that center lies. It is in Vantaa for me... TO be serious - I need a professional. Insignificant patchworks - like applying some special mortar I can do myself , but now, it seems, I need a more professional approach.... So,...
by foca
Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Fireplace repair
Replies: 5
Views: 1001

Fireplace repair

I need a guy who could repair my fireplace (mostly to fill in cracks inside) . Does anyone know anyone who could do it professionally and quickly ?