MINT: Instructions for private renters and family farms providing accommodation services

first_imgFor all information on the implementation of these measures, feel free to contact the Ministry of Tourism at the e-mail address mintcz@mint.hr. As we know, the Government of the Republic of Croatia has adopted the first set of measures to help the economy due to the coronavirus epidemic, a total of 63 of them, and new measures are expected in the second week. Based on reasonable requests, a deferral of payment will be granted for due tax liabilities without interest calculation. Deferred payment is granted for a period of three months from the statutory due date of each individual tax liability. Instructions for private renters and family farms that provide accommodation services (not in the VAT system) IMPORTANT: Taxpayers can also apply for measures to defer public benefits. If the taxpayer has a debt that is not yet covered by the collection procedures before filing the application may approach the conclusion administrative contract and thus ensure that the conditions for tax payment measures are met, ie for the deferral of due tax liabilities. The contract is concluded under the conditions and in the manner prescribed by Articles 101 to 103 of the OPZ. The current measures relate to a total of eight ministries, many of which relate to preserving the liquidity and jobs of entrepreneurs.  In case of extension of the deadline due to special circumstances, it is possible to grant an additional period of three months for already deferred tax liabilities and extend the coverage of deferred tax liabilities to tax liabilities that fall due for an additional three months, without interest. a new written and reasoned request is submitted.An applicant who is unable to pay a deferred tax liability at its deferred maturity may apply for an installment payment, without charging interest.Send the completed form by email to the address of the competent tax administration. Ordinance on deferral or exemption from payment of tourist tax for persons providing catering services in the household or on a family farm (OG 36/2020) entered on 26.03.2020. years.Persons providing catering services in the household and on the family farm they only payhalf the amount of the annual lump sum tourist taxes in 2020. In regular circumstances, they would be obliged to pay the full amount for the main beds and accommodation units in the campsite and campsite, or according to the capacity of the Robinson accommodation facility used to provide accommodation services in accordance with special regulations governing catering. Also, for the whole of 2020, these persons are exempt from paying the tourist tax for extra beds. The implementing bodies for this measure are the Ministry of Tourism and the Croatian National Tourist Board. Information on this measure will be implemented via the eVisitor system, therefore the specified persons do not have to report anywhere, ie data processing will be automatic via the eVisitor system.TOURIST MEMBERSHIP FEE (flat rate)Considering the fact that the measures of the Government of the Republic of Croatia include tax payments due in the next three months, ie until 20 June 2020, the Amendments to the Ordinance on the Implementation of the General Tax Law do not cover the payment of membership fees to tourist boards. renters and family farms). The due date for payment of the first installment of the membership fee for this group is 31.07.2020. and we invite you to follow the website of the Ministry of Tourism and be informed in a timely manner when changes are made in this segment.Lump sum INCOME TAX Payers flat income tax in accordance with the Income Tax Act, given that the annual flat income tax and surtax on income tax are paid quarterly, they may submit to the competent tax administration a Request for deferment of payment due to special circumstances(link to Request: https://www.porezna-uprava.hr/Dokumenti%20vijesti/Zahtjev%20za%20odgodu%20pla%C4%87anja.pdf ).center_img Thus, part of the measures of the Ministry of Tourism related to the tourism sector were adopted. “We are aware of the fact that the tourism sector has been significantly affected by this epidemic, and that part of the burden will fall on private renters, we have urgently set about designing and adopting measures that we believe will help us overcome this demanding period together.”Point out from the Ministry of Tourism and add that the aim of these measures is to mitigate the financial impact on persons providing catering services in the household or on the family farm as taxpayers, given that they are affected by the situation with coronavirus because they pay tourist tax annually. a lump sum per bed, not per night. The applicant must submit a written and reasoned request to the competent tax authority according to the place of residence for natural persons, or the seat for legal persons.  The tax authority will decide on the request in a simple and expeditious procedure and inform the applicant about the merits of the request in an appropriate manner, usually electronically. TOURIST TAX (Lump sum) Detailed information can be found on the website of the Tax Administration: Notification to entrepreneurs of tax payment measures for the duration of special circumstances and uOrdinance on amendments to the Ordinance on the implementation of the General Tax Act (OG 25/20) The request can be submitted by taxpayers who make it probable that they are unable to pay due tax liabilities, and if they do not have overdue uncollected tax debt, or if the amount of their tax debt is less than HRK 200,00.last_img read more

Senate offers resolution on rising tuition

first_imgUndergraduate Student Government finished its Tuesday night meeting by passing all legislation on its agenda, including a funding request and a resolution.Advocacy · Commuter Senator Vicken Antounian and Speaker Pro Tempore Matthew Arkfeld present the tuition representative resolution at Tuesday’s Undergraduate Student Government meeting. – Joseph Chen | Daily TrojanThe funding request applies to the USA Today readership program, and the resolution passed applied to the conflict-free minerals.The USA Today readership program has been available to students since late October. The program is currently in its trial stage, and will end within the next two weeks. The program costs $2,760 every 20 days and provides 300 papers each day. The USA Today readership program, along with The New York Times readership program, gives students on campus access to free newspapers.The conflict-free mineral resolution, which was sponsored by senators Jasmine McAllister and Matthew Arkfeld, encourages the university’s administration to purchase conflict-free minerals, often used in electronics, and to reduce the economic support to the current genocide occurring in the Democratic Republic of the Congo because of the deadly scramble for minerals.The resolution urges the administration to issue a statement acknowledging the link between the products they buy and the violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Additionally, the resolution asks the administration to encourage its business partners to also forgo buying these products.Other cities and colleges, such as Stanford University and Pomona College, have implemented this policy. The resolution will be passed onto President C. L. Max Nikias and other administration members.The Campus Affairs committee also presented a resolution to appoint a student representative to attend meetings regarding tuition. Senator Vicken Antounian and Arkfeld sponsored the resolution.The university’s undergraduate tuition rate rose 70 percent from 2001 to 2011, which is about $1,700 per year. Proponents hope the addition of a student representative would better inform students to the reasons behind the tuition hikes.“If you’re paying for something you want to know what you’re getting in return,” Arkfeld said. “That goes into education as well. You know you’re getting a great education going into USC, but we just want to alleviate stress and discomfort that the students and their parents might have when it comes to paying for it.”Wiley Strahan, director of campus affairs and a senior majoring in health promotion and disease prevention, believes the student voice on tuition costs will benefit the entire student body.“It’s important for students to have a voice in their tuition,” Strahan said. “It will be less about why tuition is raising, but what factors go into raising tuition.”The UC schools have one student representative on the system’s board of regents, the body responsible for setting the tuition rates. Similarly, Duke University has a comparable initiative that determines student tuition rates.Strahan hopes a vote for the student tuition resolution will give the university an opportunity to be an innovator and leader among private universities in California. Strahan also believes the students will respond positively to this possible enhancement.“They’ll welcome this change,” Strahan said. “They will like having their input heard by the administrators.”If passed by the senate, the resolution will be delivered to the university’s administration and board of trustees. The student member on the board will be appointed by USG President Mikey Geragos for a one-year term and be selected to represent students’ opinions on the topic of tuition, according to Strahan.The resolution guidelines also stipulate that the student tuition representative attend at least one student senate meeting to present the estimated cost of attendance for the upcoming year. This requirement will help bridge the gap between student government and the administration in regard to tuition costs.Logan Heley, the assistant director of campus affairs and a sophomore majoring in history and broadcast and digital journalism, also projects the administration will benefit from this possible position.“This will be overall beneficial to students, trustees and all stakeholders at USC because administrators can get a student perspective on how the decisions they’re making is impacting students,” Heley said. “It will increase the dialogue between administrators, students and parents.”The senate will vote on the resolution regarding a representative for student tuition next Tuesday.Presentations by academic affairs, alumni affairs and university affairs were also made at Tuesday’s meeting.last_img read more

Nelson Minor Hockey hosts annual Novice Tournament

first_imgSome of the best hockey fans will see this season is slated for the weekend at the NDCC and Civic Arenas — and the game doesn’t involve the Nelson Leafs.Nelson Minor Hockey drops the puck this weekend on the annual Novice tournament. The tourney is attracting five Junior Novice teams and six Senior Novice teams from Spokane, South Okanagan, Fruitvale, Trail/Rossland and Castlegar along with two Nelson squads.Greg Andrusak, Kevin Dewar, Eddie Vulcano and Craig Bennett coach the Nelson Junior Novice squad while Todd Hutt, Anthony Maley and Adam Chochinov skipper the Senior Novice group.The tournament opens Friday with the Nelson Junior Novice facing South Okanagan Ice Crushers at 6:45 p.m. in the Civic Arena.Nelson Senior Novice opens the tourney Saturday at 7:30 a.m. against Spokane Ice Wolves.The tournament concludes Sunday afternoon.last_img read more

KIJHL suspends Rebel skipper for tampering

first_imgKootenay International Junior Hockey League president Bill Ohlhausen confirmed that Castlegar Rebels head coach Bill Rotheisier has been suspended for 45 days for tampering.Ohlhausen said Rotheisier, who began serving the suspension September 6, is to have no contact with the team one hour before and after any game during the suspension.“Information was given to us regarding player tampering by Castlegar and the disciplinary committee suspended (Rotheisier) for 45 days,” Ohlhausen said Saturday as he headed to 100 Mile House for a game between the defending KIJHL Champs and Osoyoos Coyotes.“Castlegar decided to appeal the decision, but the decision was upheld by a five-member committee of governors from the other (Okanagan/Shuswap) Conference.” Ohlhausen said tampering charges were brought to the attention of the league by the Princeton Posse.It appears “texting” may have been the undoing for Rotheisier.“There are rules and regulations preventing coaches from contacting players . . . even through other players,” Ohlhausen explained.“So teams have to be careful.”Castlegar, which won its first game Friday in Fruitvale by outlasting the Beaver Valley Nitehawks 7-6, face Nelson Leafs Saturday in the Sunflower City.Rotheisier assumed head coach and general manager duties of the Rebels during the summer after spending last season as an associated coach in Creston.Before Creston Rotheisier skippered Princeton Posse.Rotheisier’s suspension concludes October 21.last_img read more

Raiders’ Carr OK after undergoing x-rays following win over Colts

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device. Raiders quarterback Derek Carr underwent precautionary x-rays on his lower left leg following Sunday’s 31-24 win in Indianapolis.Carr wasn’t limping after the game and his x-rays were reportedly “good” according to The Athletic, so he’ll get to face his old buddy Khalil Mack and the Bears in London next Sunday.Nothing official from team, but heard the results of Carr’s X-rays were good. On to London. https://t.co/Y …last_img read more

Production Tip: Why Reducing Light Is as Important as Adding It

first_imgKnowing when to reduce light on set is just as important as knowing how to set it up. Let’s take a look at smart ways to shape light.Cover image via Shutterstock.Adding light to a scene is a powerful way to tell a story. However, sometimes it’s even more powerful to take light away. This can create a richer mood, a more cinematic image, and a more intriguing story than you first imagined. In this article, let’s take a look at how to strategically remove some light after you’ve set up your initial lighting rig. Negative FillNegative fill can be a cinematographer’s best friend. We often talk about lights and tools to add more light to a scene. However, we often don’t talk about how to control that lighting — or even take it away, if necessary. Negative Fill is a powerful way to take away light and create more contrast to enhance the mood of your film.We can achieve negative fill using a black solid flag. These flags come in all sort of sizes and varieties. They can range from an 18×24 all the way up to a 48×48 floppy, which converts to a 48×96. These solids allow you to shape light and create mood. Think of a solid as the exact opposite of a reflector. Instead of adding light into a scene, they can simply take it away and reshape your talent’s features or remove light from the background.NetsNets are another powerful way to control light, but less intense than a black solid. Nets, are just that: nets. They’re netted fabric that comes in two different strengths: single and double. Much like scrims for lighting fixtures, these nets carry one of two labels: red for a double and green for a single. A double (red) takes away one stop of lighting, while a single (green) takes away half a stop. So if you’re looking to lose a stop of exposure on your background to make your talent stand out a bit more, then a double would be just what you need.DiffusionDiffusion is really more about shaping your light for a desired look than about taking it away. However, I like to think that when filming day exteriors, various diffusion materials act in different ways to reduce light in a scene. Taking away light from a day exterior scene is an important step to reducing contrast and making the image more pleasing to the eye.Image via Shutterstock.For example, if you were to set up an 8×8 solid and completely block the sun from your talent, this would create a much softer lighting. The reason why is that the ground and the surrounding environment have now becomes the sources of reflected lighting, not direct sunlight. If you were to set up two double nets to cut down the sun on your talent, they would still have the same harsh lighting as before. Knowing and understanding how each of your tools works is important because cutting down and taking away the harshness and intensity of the sun is key to creating a cinematic outdoor image.Looking for more on lighting? Check out these articles.What You Need to Know About High Key vs. Low Key LightingCinematography Tip: Lighting Your Production with the Inverse Square LawLearn How to Enhance Your Film with Ambient LightThree Ways To Light A Tent Scene On a Low BudgetHow to Shoot Interior Locations with Limited Lightinglast_img read more

San Beda hands Lyceum first loss of season, nears NCAA title

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa The two were instrumental in the Pirates’ last ditch rally as they cut the 91-82 deficit with 35 seconds remaining to just four, 91-87, with 20.2 left before Bolick and Potts canned the insurance freebies to seal the game shut.The Scores:SAN BEDA 94 – Tankoua 27, Bolick 24, Potts 15, Mocon 11, Soberano 9, Tongco 4, Doliguez 2, Noah 2, Abuda 0, Presbitero 0, Adamos 0.LYCEUM 87 – Perez 25, Nzeusseu 14, Ayaay 11, Caduyac 9, Jv. Marcelino 8, Jc. Marcelino 6, Ibañez 6, Santos 5, Pretta 3, Serrano 0, Baltazar 0.Quarters: 22-21, 45-50, 64-64, 94-87. “I stick to the brand that we are still the underdogs. We just only won one game. It’s not yet over and we still have to win one more game,” he said. “I just give credit to my players. We were down by more than 12 points and they never gave up. People said the heart of LPU is really big, but the heart of my players were really big as well.”Davon Potts added 15 points and four rebounds, while Javee Mocon got 11 markers and nine boards in the win.San Beda recovered from a 57-45 deficit to start the third quarter as Bolick and Tankoua commandeered a 16-3 blast to take a 61-60 lead late in the third period, setting up the close finish.With the game tied at 80, the Red Lions once again leaned on Bolick, who exuded veteran poise and drained the crucial buckets.Newly minted Most Valuable Player CJ Perez fired 25 points, eight rebounds, and two assists, while Mythical Team member Mike Nzeusseu got 14 markers and eight boards.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Donald Tankoua was the rock once again for San Beda, pouring 27 points, 20 rebounds, and two assists but it was Robert Bolick who came through in clutch for the Red Lions, who finally defeated the Pirates after three tries.Bolick fired nine of the Red Lions’ last 11 points including the  gutsy off-the-glass trey with 1:28 to go. He finished with 24 markers, four boards, and two dimes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSan Beda can finish the job off next Thursday in Game 2, still at the Big Dome.Despite the win, coach Boyet Fernandez said that the Red Lions remain as the underdogs in this series. Injuries galore in Seahawks’ Thursday night victory MOST READ CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Read Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda shrugged off a slow start and dealt Lyceum its first defeat of the season, 94-87, to take Game 1 of the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball Finals Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Showing their poise in the championship round, the Red Lions corrected their error-prone ways in the first half to inch closer to claiming their 10th title in 12 years with a 1-0 series lead in the best-of-three championship duel.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9302:00NCAA Season 93 Preview: Lyceum Pirates01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Toyota pips General Motors to regain no. 1 crown globally

first_imgToyota bounced back from safety recalls and natural disasters, selling 4.97 million vehicles globally in the first half of the year to retake its crown as the world’s top automaker from General Motors Co.The Japanese company sold about 300,000 more cars and trucks than GM did in the first half of the year, a lead large enough that it will be difficult for GM to catch Toyota in the final six months of 2012.GM said it sold 4.67 million vehicles during the first half. Both companies released their numbers on Wednesday.For Toyota Motor Corp ., the numbers underline a powerful rebound from a period of dismal sales, and the resilience of its brand as it gains traction in new markets such as China and Southeast Asia while clawing back lost market share in the US.Both companies have said in the past that they don’t care about the global sales leadership and are focusing on making profits. But the crown is a matter of corporate pride for both automakers.GM doesn’t plan to drop out of the race, though. The company’s sales and market share grew in China, and Chevrolet, its largest brand, has seen record growth for seven straight quarters, spokesman Jim Cain said. GM sales should rise because 70 percent of its US models will be refurbished or all-new in the next two years, said Cain.”We are in the early days of the most aggressive rollout of new products in our history, which will help us press our advantage in the US and China and grow profitably around the world,” he said, declining to comment on whether the company expects to pass Toyota in the second half.Toyota’s production was hit by the earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan last year and then by flooding in Thailand, an important production base for the automaker. Before those disasters, its sales were dented by massive US safety recalls, totaling more than 14 million vehicles since the quality control problems emerged three years ago.But the company’s factories and sales recovered faster than expected, making it very hard for GM to catch Toyota between now and the end of the year, said Jeff Schuster, senior vice president of forecasting at the LMC Automotive consulting firm in Troy, Mich.Also, GM has a bigger presence than Toyota in Europe, where auto sales have fallen dramatically, and China, where the economy is starting to slow, Schuster said.GM was No. 1 in world auto sales last year on strong performances in the US and China, its two biggest markets. The Detroit company held the global sales crown for more than seven decades before losing it to Toyota in 2008 as GM’s sales tanked while it headed toward financial ruin. In 2009, GM filed for bankruptcy protection, needing a U.S. government bailout to survive.Volkswagen AG was in third place in the global sales race. The company said earlier this month that it sold 4.45 million vehicles in the first half. It came in second after GM in global vehicle sales last year.GM had already trailed Toyota for the first quarter of this year at 2.28 million cars and trucks across the globe, while Toyota sold 2.49 million vehicles. Toyota has forecast that it will sell 9.58 million vehicles in 2012, up 21 percent from last year. GM has not given a full-year forecast.Chizuko Satsukawa, auto analyst for Standard & Poor’s in Tokyo, said Toyota faces intense competition not only from GM and Volkswagen but from other automakers, including Hyundai of South Korea.Toyota is counting on its next surge of expansion in Southeast Asia, following other high-growth markets such as China, India and Brazil, she said.”Toyota’s rebound is impressive,” said Satsukawa. “But what’s even more important than the numbers is profitability.”Satsukawa said Toyota was at a disadvantage because of a strong yen, compared with European and South Korean makers that have the perk of a weak currency that raises earnings from exported vehicles. That makes gaining sales numbers critical for Toyota, she said.Doing well in North America was also critical because that rich market is where many automakers, including Toyota, can hope to rake in hefty profits.After the recall fiasco, Toyota President Akio Toyoda acknowledged that the automaker needed to go back to its roots and strengthen quality rather than pursuing rapid growth at any cost.But in recent months, he has changed his tone slightly, promising growth for Toyota, although he has stressed it will do so with good products.Toyota spokesman Joichi Tachikawa played down Wednesday’s figures.”We can only keep trying to make good products that appeal to our customers,” he said.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

a month agoKlopp loving competition within Liverpool squad

first_imgKlopp loving competition within Liverpool squadby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is loving the competition within his squad.The German says his players are fighting tooth and nail in training in order to impress him.Speaking before Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Napoli, Klopp said he had plenty of players available for selection.He said: “And the competition in this team is really big, yes. If that line-up is not performing, they are really there. As an example, Shaq [Xherdan Shaqiri] is brought in in that position where he has been training for a couple of weeks now. He is so creative. He is a real option.”If you have one good game and another good game, the dynamic changes. Dejan Lovren is not in the squad and I have no explanation for that other than two centre-halves on the bench is probably not necessary. Naby Keita is coming, everyone knows that. “When Ox [Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain] played really well at Southampton, for the all others it was ‘ooh’, but you should see training. They all want to make sure, ‘I am ready, you can use me’. “This is a really big club with competition between friends. It is not I have to kill him to play, it is really for the team. That is what the boys did so far and as long as we have that we will go for everything. Then we have to see what we get because we have really good opponents and that is the problem.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

City of Fort St John holds inaugural council meeting

first_imgGrimsrud and Zabinsky during the Councillors’ oath of offcie. Photos by Scott BrooksFollowing the oath of office, Mayor Lori Ackerman made an emotional speech saying that she looks forward to working with the new council.“I want to congratulate those who were elected to represent the city of Fort St. John. I look forward to working with you over the next four years and I appreciate your dedication to council”, said Ackerman.Outgoing councillors Larry Evans and Bruce Christensen were presented with gifts in honour of their service to council.Former Councillors Christensen and Evans surrounded by council as they were presented with parting gifts on behalf of the city. Photo by Scott BrooksThe next city council meeting is on Tuesday, November 13 at 3:00 p.m. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The city of Fort St. John held the first inaugural council meeting of the new term at City Hall on Monday night.The Honourable Brian Daley, Provincial Court Judge, was on hand to conduct the Mayor and Councillors’ Oath of Office.Becky Grimsrud and Tony Zabinsky were the new councillors among the six to be sworn in at the meeting.last_img read more