Labor rights and social assistance in Latvia


What labor rights do labor migrants have in Latvia? Read the answer below in the article.

Citizens of non-EEA countries are not entitled to housing assistance. Social security is limited even for those who pay full contributions to social funds.

Migrants usually face problems of bureaucratic nature. For example, an employee who rents a room (rather than an apartment or a house) cannot obtain the rental certificate required by the Department of migration. Some immigrants have to live in the old dormitories.

Labor rights violations and exploitation

Despite the fact that Latvia is a country where trafficking in women and children is widespread, the government does not meet the minimum requirements for combating trafficking in human beings. However, it should be noted that over the past few years the government has improved the system of assistance and protection of victims. The police and social workers send victims to shelters under the auspices of NGOs. The Ministry of the interior works closely with local NGOs and international organizations in projects to combat trafficking in women and children. The Ministry monitors the activities of all state bodies for assistance to victims.

General principles of taxation in Latvia

In February 1995 Latvia adopted the law “On taxes and duties” for the first time. The law, the basis of which is based on the General principles of Latvian taxation. The main principle of the Latvian tax legislation is that in situations regulated by a special law, the law written separately for this case is applied, and not the generally accepted law “On taxes and duties”. In Latvia, taxes and duties are imposed on a variety of activities the fee for registration of commercial companies, registration of the transfer of real estate, basic social tax, taxation of enterprises, a variety of gambling, electricity, cars, motorcycles, customs, all this is a small part of what is taxed in Latvia.

In addition to their main duty to pay taxes, taxpayers also have their rights, they can delay the payment of some taxes in the period from three months to one year. However, here they are in danger, for each day of delay is not during taxes paid charged a penalty of 0.05 %. The amount of overdue amount increases in direct proportion to the rate set by the Bank of Latvia. As far as you violate the tax legislation, the amount of the fine will increase. If you pay less than the amount you owe, a penalty of unpaid taxes is imposed, and for failure to submit a tax return on time, a penalty of double the amount of taxes that the taxpayer has not been awarded to pay.

In special cases, the taxpayer can act as the arbiter of his own destiny, independently adjusting the tax return within three years after the time of tax debts, if the tax administration has not started to conduct an audit. This will lead to the cancellation of any fines, therefore to salvation. Decisions of the state revenue service are not final and can be appealed.

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