Taxation Changes For The Self-employed Professionals

Published date17 June 2022
Subject MatterFinance and Banking, Tax, Financial Services, Income Tax, Tax Authorities
Law FirmEurofast
AuthorMs Drilona Likaj

The Ministry of Finance has recently presented a draft law; the focus of which is self-employed and freelance professionals.

This draft law aims to exempt the self-employed providing professional services from the income tax rate of 0%. Currently this rate applies to freelancers, commercial and self-employed individuals, and small businesses with an income up to 14 million ALL per year.

With the new tax changes, it is now intended that, after deducting some expenses related to their professional activity, freelancers will be taxed in the same way as salaried employees.

This draft law also provides that self-employed professionals, who do not exceed 10 million ALL per year, have the right to deduct from the business income, the assumed expenses in a single amount, from 35-90%, without keeping concrete records in accounting.

The deductible rate of the assumed expenses will be determined specifically according to the category of activity.

At a time when fiscalization and reporting of real-time transactions are fully implemented, the standardization of the deductible rate of operating expenses at a certain percentage, without...

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