Special edition №49
Significant amendments to civil and banking legislation, and improvement of conditions for doing business were introduced.
Special edition №48
Further to our seminars and webinars, in this issue of our alert we summarize significant amendments to the tax legislation, which come into force in 2017.
Special edition №47
Insurance company against the Customs Control Department of Almaty region
Special edition №46
Starting from 1 April 2017, the ATA Carnet temporary import system will be launched in Kazakhstan.
Special edition №45
Amendments to criminal and tax legislation are expected to decriminalize sham business and shift responsibility for sham entities’ unlawful actions from its counterparts to the sham entity’s executives.
Special edition №44
Starting from 1 April 2017, the official refinancing rate will double, resulting in increase in the late interest penalty.
Special edition №43
Changes to obligatory social medical insurance rates are under review by the Mazhilis.
Special edition №42
The Draft Code on Subsoil and Subsoil Use as of 22 December 2016 envisages significant changes.
Special edition №41
Tax policy and administration concerning international transactions, aggressive tax planning and tax avoidance are an issue of extensive international debate.
Special edition №40
The National Bank of Kazakhstan has published a draft Law “On Currency Regulation and Currency Control”. The draft law introduces amendments including...
In a published Speech of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan “Third Modernisation of Kazakhstan: Global Competitiveness”, the Head of the State highlighted five priorities of strategic development for the country.
Special edition №39
Along with a gradual decrease of theminimal threshold for sales turnover that is subject to VAT registration as well as gradual shift to issuance of VAT invoices in the electronic form, which we published in our previous alert...
Special edition №38
On 1 January 2017 amendments to the Rules on entry, stay and departure of immigrants from Kazakhstan came into effect. They extended the list of countries for visa-free travel to 45.
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On January 1 2017 the following amendments to the Law “On Television and Radio Broadcasting” came into force...
Special edition №36
On 30 December 2016 the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan signed Law №37-VI “On Ratification of the Convention between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Government...
Special edition №35
Certain very significant amendments to the Entrepreneurial Code relating to natural monopolies and protection of competition came into force from 1 January 2017.
Special edition №34
The Government issued Decree #653 in November 2016 establishing the methodology for pricing export sales of crude oil that represents Kazakhstan's share in the North Caspian Sea Production Sharing Agreement (the "NCS PSA").
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On 22 December 2016 the President signed a (Law No.29-VI) introducing changes and amendments to some legislative acts on Obligatory Social Medical Insurance. The changes came into force on 1 January 2017.
Special edition №32
On January 1 2017 the following amendments to the Entrepreneurial Code concerning anti-trust regulation came into effect...
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The tax authorities performed a tax audit of the transportation Company on confirmation of VAT claimed for refund from the state budget.
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The Government approved a resolution on new Rules of Establishing Quotas for Attraction of a Foreign Labour Force on 15 December. The resolution (published on 24 December) will come into force from 1 January 2017.
Special edition №29
On the 25th of December, 2016 the official Internet resource of the General Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Kazakhstan (www.prokuror.kz) published a list of companies which are subject to inspection by special order in 2017.
Special edition №28
On 24 November 2016, the OECD published the Multilateral Convention (the «MLI») to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting («BEPS»).
Special edition №27
As you may be aware, local entrepreneurs imported agricultural products from third countries under reduced customs duty rates within the limits of the tariff quota on the basis of import licenses issued by the Ministry of National Economy.
Special edition №26
Recommendations of the OECD prescribe submission of CbCR by an ultimate parent entity of a MNE in the country of its incorporation with a following provision of CbCR to foreign tax administrations under information exchange procedure...
Special edition №25
A meeting between the Minister of Health and Social Development, Mrs Tamara Duisenova and business took place in Astana on 5 December 2016. New work permit rules coming into effect from 1 January 2017 were on the agenda.
Special edition №24
On November 15, 2016, the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission (“EEC”) adopted Recommendation №20 on the inclusion of the license payments for the use of intellectual property rights into the customs value of goods...
Special edition №22
Kazakhstan legislation provides for a number of ways to facilitate investment activities offering in exchange significant investment preferences.
Special edition №21
Executives of branches and representative offices (of foreign companies) did not need work permits (WPs) pursuant to current WP rules.
Special edition №20
On 14 November 2016, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev signed Law “On ratification of an Agreement in form of exchange of notes with respect to order of acceptance of official documents confirming residence...
Special edition №19
On 14 October 2016, the President signed the law on the ratification of the Double Tax Treaty and Protocol with Serbia. The Protocol will enter into force after the exchange of ratification notes.
Special edition №18
The SRC responded to the Association of Taxpayers’ question regarding which of various oil quality certificates obtained during the export process...
Special edition №17
From 1 January 2017 the minimum wage will be KZT 24 459 (pursuant to the draft law on the republic level budget for 2017 – 2019). The monthly calculation index will be KZT 2 269.
Special edition №16
On 27 October 2016, the Senate of the Parliament of Kazakhstan approved a draft law “On ratification of an Agreement in form of exchange of notes with respect to order of acceptance of official documents confirming residence...
Special edition №15
Cyprus was excluded from the list of states with privileged taxation based on the Order of the Kazakhstan Ministry of Finance dated 5 September 20161. This Order will enter into force after 10 calendar days from the day of its official publication...
Special edition №14
Effective 1 January 2017 new rules and procedures on application and extension of work permits for expatriate employees, and on inter-corporate transfer will come into force.
Special edition №13
In the course of the tax audit the tax authorities sent a request to Almaty Prosecutor’s office regarding the appointment of expert handwriting analysis to identify the authenticity of signature of the supplier’s Head on primary accounting documents.
Special edition №12
Almaty Department of State Revenues has been issuing Notifications on the violation of tax legislation with respect to tax invoices issued in paper form when selling goods, to which reduced customs duty rates are applied...
Special edition №11
On 12 October, the Majilis (the lower chamber of the Kazakh Parliament) approved ratification of the 2015 Paris Agreement.
Special edition №8
Effective from 1 January 2017 a fee for work permit applications and renewals of work permits will be introduced.
Special edition №7
The National Bank of Kazakhstan (the “NBK”) has drafted a concept of a draft Law “On Currency Regulation and Currency Control” (“the Concept”). It has been distributed to business associations for discussion.
Special edition №5
The Company acquired services from several local providers on mining of sand clay, loading and transportation. The service providers issued VAT invoices and signed acts of acceptance for such services.
Special edition №4
The Ministry of Justice has approved a Decree (№324) on Amendments to the Decree №587 «On Approval of Tax Reporting Forms and Rules on Their Preparation» (25 December 2014).
Special edition №3
According to a draft Law "On Introduction of Amendments and Additions to Some Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Taxation and Customs Administration Issues"...
Special edition №2
On 1 January 2016, the President of the Russian Federation issued a Decree “On measures to ensure economic security of Russia's national...
Special edition №1
The tax authorities assessed additional obligations associated with payments for use of land plots due to disagreement with the Company’s approach for classification of lands.