The Ministry of Finance introduces the obligation to print QR codes on invoices

first_imgBut as it happens, skilled entrepreneurs have found many ways to circumvent the issuance of legal invoices through loopholes in the law, and as one of the models is the issuance of bids rather than fiscalized invoices. They are also aware of this practice in the Ministry of Finance, and therefore, with the aim of better collection and control, they decided to introduce the printing of QR codes on each account, in order to make it easier to check the validity of the account. The model of fiscalization applied in the Republic of Croatia differs greatly from the model of fiscal cash registers, which is mainly applied by other countries, and such a model is recognized as a strong tool in the fight against tax evasion. The advantage of this model of fiscalization in relation to the application of fiscal cash registers is the fact that the tax authority knows about each issued invoice at the time of issuance and that each recipient of the invoice or each citizen can check the correctness of invoices using web services available from the Tax Administration. However, in accordance with the proposal, the introduction of a QR code would be introduced only from January 01, 2022. The question is whether the QR code will then be considered obsolete technology. But the introduction of a QR code will certainly make it easier to control your account, as it significantly speeds up the verification process. On the other hand, all taxpayers are already cooperating with the companies that maintain their programs, so this novelty should not be an additional cost or create any complications. The introduction of a QR code or verification of invoices via QR code would enable even better and better control of those taxpayers who do not fulfill their tax obligations on time and would achieve a fairer and more efficient tax system compared to other regular taxpayers, the Ministry of Finance concluded. By the way, the number of invoices issued in 2017 is around 2,345 billion, while in 2018 it is around 2,363 billion (therefore, a larger number of invoices was recorded).  In the four seasons of organizing the prize game “No account is not counted”, about 40 million accounts were collected, which shows the interest of citizens in participating in checking the correctness of accounts, according to the Ministry of Finance. According to the draft law, in order to facilitate the verification of accounts by citizens, in addition to checking accounts via SMS or web service by entering the prescribed account data, it is proposed to prescribe checking accounts via Quick Response code (QR code). The use of QR codes, thanks to the mass use of mobile phones with cameras and Internet access, is widely used today by a large number of users. By reading the QR code shown on the invoice, all data would be entered into the application for checking the data from the picture, which would make the procedure easier for citizens and additionally encourage them to check the invoices and report them to the Tax Administration.  And the new technology to be introduced is to print a QR code on each account The law on fiscalization has been in force in Croatia for six years, and this fall, with some changes, it will bring a novelty. Namely, according to the proposal of Amendments to the Fiscalization Act, the Ministry of Finance introduces the obligation to print a QR code on each account. Citizens, as the most important link in the successful implementation of fiscalization, recognized fiscalization as a positive measure that they support by taking and checking invoices and participating in the prize game “No invoice does not count”, says the description of amendments to the Fiscalization Act. As they point out from the Ministry of Finance on eConsulting, the application of the Act over six years has shown that the need to register all digits of the IAU or ZKI when checking invoices makes it much more difficult for citizens to check due to the large number of digits and the possibility of errors in transcribing digits. Following the progress and development of technology, it is necessary to find the possibility of checking the invoice by citizens without complex entry of the required items of the invoice today, including all digits of the IAU or ZKI. last_img read more

Sergio Salcido grows on 2nd-line midfield after Randy Staats injury leaves opening on offense

first_img Published on April 8, 2015 at 8:47 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman Facebook Twitter Google+ Sergio Salcido never really found a solidified spot. He ran with the second-line midfield in the fall, then wavered in between the second and third units early in the season as Tim Barber found his niche and Jordan Evans worked back from injury.Salcido picked up the offense quickly — which he said is a key to earning playing time from head coach John Desko — but was one of several overshadowed by the mass production of the starting midfielders.“It was definitely difficult for him being on the verge of breaking through,” Barber said.But now that Randy Staats has missed three games with a lower-body injury and Barber has filled his spot in the starting attack, Salcido has reaped the benefits. He’s established himself as a second-line midfielder for now alongside Evans and Nick Weston, and will look to continue showcasing himself in a larger role if Staats can’t go for No. 2 Syracuse (8-1, 2-1 Atlantic Coast) against No. 4 North Carolina (11-1, 2-0) on Saturday at 4 p.m. in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.“I’m learning some things that I might not have learned watching and I’m getting a lot more reps in practice now,” Salcido said. “I think it gives me the opportunity to show the coaching staff that I can produce and make plays.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOn Tuesday, Desko said he hopes to play Staats against the Tar Heels. He expected Staats to be out on the field for Tuesday afternoon’s practice, and is just going to see how he does leading up to Saturday’s game.But if SU’s starting attack is sidelined for a fourth straight contest, Salcido will continue to fulfill the role he assumed before the season started. Salcido said he picked up the offense at a quick pace in the fall, aided by going into the coaches’ offices and studying film on his own.He had a firm grasp on a second-midfield spot in the preseason, which has made the transition back to the same set role a seamless one.“He knows where to be, he’s got a great shot and he’s definitely great off-ball,” Barber said. “So he’s been doing a really good job.”Salcido said assistant coach Kevin Donahue sends film cutups after every game, diagnosing each specific run players take. Based on the feedback Salcido has received from Donahue, he said he feels like he knows the offense like the back of his hand. Now, it’s just about executing.In a 19-7 win over Duke on March 22, Salcido faked out Blue Devils midfielder Garrett Van de Ven to waste time as the clock ticked down in the fourth quarter. Against Notre Dame on March 28, Salcido assisted Dylan Donahue to cut a once six-goal deficit to one in the fourth quarter. Then against Albany last Thursday, Salcido picked up his second ground ball of the season and registered his sixth shot.They’re small steps, but ones that are building the foundation for higher levels of production for someone who has been told by the coaches that he’s pretty set on the second line right now.Whether his role changes when Staats returns is still to be determined, but all Salcido can do right now is continue to build off of the opportunities he’s being given. “That just means I’ve got to work harder and really start to bite down and execute,” Salcido said. “Consistency is huge and I just feel like at the end of the day I need to start making plays and stepping up.” Commentslast_img read more

Jamaica Planning for the Reopening of Tourism Industry

first_imgIn 2018, Jamaica welcomed over 4 million visitors, generated over USD $3 billion in revenue and contributed to 11% of the island’s gross domestic product (GDP). In 2019, earnings were estimated at USD 3.7 billion as a result of new accommodations, like the AC Hotel and Ocean Coral Spring Hotel, being open. Already faced with billions of dollars in losses as a result of COVID-19, Jamaica’s tourism ministry has begun planning the reopening of its industry in order to help save the county’s economy. Like many ministers of the Jamaican government, Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett has accepted that the coronavirus (COVID-19) may very well be around for months to come, and thus, the focus has shifted to the reopening of the economy, safely. Prior to COVID-19, the ministry had projected that Jamaica would earn over USD $4.4 billion this year. In recent years, Jamaica’s tourism industry has seen significant annual growth and was on track to become “the fastest-growing sector in Jamaica”, according to Bartlett. Minister Bartlett, however, said that he believes the tourism industry could begin to recover as early as September. But even if tourist travel does return to normal then, the damage has already been done. The cancellation of major events like Reggae Sumfest, which recorded over JMD $1 billion in earnings last year, has already put a damper on travel to the island for the remainder of the year. Local economists have predicted that tourism revenue could fall short of up to USD $3 billion because of COVID-19. Minister Bartlett said the protocol for the reopening of the industry is almost completed and will be rolled out shortly. “We have always thought that travel and tourism could be affected but never halted, and now we have come face to face with that reality,” Bartlett said. “It entails a whole range of responses that the workers of the industry will have to make and also quite a bit of infrastructure adjustment that the hotels will have to make, as well as the transportation subsector,” Mr. Bartlett said. The shutdown of many of the island’s hotels and tourist attractions have crippled the industry. In April, the minister revealed that of the 160,000 people that work in Jamaica’s tourism industry, 120,000 of those workers had already been laid off. The remaining 40,000 people were only working for a few days a week, for a fraction of their normal pay.center_img Other focus areas, he said, include “certification requirements for guests coming in at the airports… the use of beaches, swimming pools and things like that”. “It will also involve some changes at the airports and the seaports. So, it’s a pretty comprehensive set of protocols covering all points of entry, as well as the experience of the visitor within the destination,” he added. And while the minister remains hopeful for a speedy recovery, the fact remains that Jamaica will not see a tourism recovery until the United States and the United Kingdom return to normalcy. Bartlett said that COVID-19 was the improbable event that no one could have predicted. Jamaica’s minister of tourism, Ed Bartlett Although the Minister has already began establishing the reopening protocol, the tourism industry will not see a reopening for weeks. Many Jamaican hotels are still being used as quarantine facilities for locals and also house Jamaican nationals that are expected to return to the island under the controlled re-entry program. He revealed that when he went to the airport in March, prior to the island closing its borders, and saw that there were zero arrivals, “it was a shock of the recognition that COVID-19 had in fact arrived and affected travel tourism in a very profound way”.last_img read more