News: Creation of working places will be supported up to 12 000 LVL each
Investment and Development Agency of Latvia in cooperation with European Social Fund has announced a call for activity
Support for creation of workplaces. The expected funds intends to achieve LVL 12 000 for each created working place, limited to LVL 1.5 million for one project.
The call for activity is scheduled from November 1, 2012 and lasts until March 23, 2013.
The activity is intended to create new workplaces. The applicants can be companies registered in Latvia which plans to create at least 50 working places for full time employment and plans to maintain such working place at least three to five years after the realization of the project.
The compensated expenses are: monthly salaries until LVL 500 neto, expenses for training new employees and value added tax (VAT) of such expenses.
The maximum available financial funds cover 50% of expenses for salaries and general training, or 25% of expenses for special training courses.
The call is open starting from 1st November and is active until 28th March 2013. The Project can be started immediately after the approval and it is not necessary to wait the closure date of the call.
At the moment the tax rates in Latvia are as follows:
Personal Income Tax 25%; State Social Contribution 24,09%; Corporate Income Tax is 15%, Value Added Tax 21%, and other. The system of company registration is one of faciliated and does not contain significant obstacles for foreigners. For more detailed information about company establishment see here: Company registration in Latvia