Mazars Tax News - December 2021

Tax Authority`s opinion – possibility of receipt payment to Revolut Bank UAB and Revolut Payments UAB accounts

The Tax Authority issued an official opinion in which it again observed the possibility of paying salaries to giro accounts of clients who have opened accounts with the credit institution Revolut Bank UAB and the electronic money institution Revolut Payments UAB.

Namely, the Tax Authority states in the opinion that the Personal Income Tax Act stipulates that receipt payers make payments of taxable and non-taxable receipts to individuals to their giro account with the bank, and exceptionally to their current account in accordance with special regulations and in cash in the prescribed manner.

In a previous Tax Authorhies’ official opinion regarding the salary payment, it was clarified that Revolut Payments UAB is an electronic money institution and as such is considered a special payment service provider whose establishment and operation is regulated by the Electronic Money Act. Furthermore, it was concluded that the payment of the employee's salary to the account of the digital institution for electronic money, in this case Revolut Payments UAB, is not considered a payment to the bank account in accordance with the previously mentioned provisions.

Moreover, regarding Revolut Bank UAB, the Tax Authority requested an instruction from the Croatian National Bank which clarified that Revolut Bank UAB is considered a credit institution that is limited to providing services of deposits collection and other services while it should not open and manage payment accounts such as current account or giro account. Thus, the payment of receipts from employment (salary) to the accounts of Revolut Bank UAB is also not possible.

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Mazars Tax News - December 2021

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