As of 01 July, online letting platforms such as AirBnB and Booking can only list properties duly licensed in the National Tourist Registry. The obligation to enroll is part of a simplex initiative known as “Simpler Tourist Licenses”. With the new regulation, the Government intends to avoid unfair competition between property owners and tour operators as well as strengthen compliance.
The Common Reporting Standard (CRS) is an information system for the automatic exchange of tax information, developed in the context of the OECD. So far, 98 countries have signed up with more expected to join in the near future. Until now, the parties to most Double Tax Treaties in place for sharing information have done so only upon request. This approach has not always proven effective in preventing tax evasion. The new method is supposed to transfer all relevant information automatically and systematically. Continue reading