Outlook 2017 For The Financial Department Within The Local Government

Clear communication to citizens is needed for good service. Citizens go along with time and communicate mostly digitally. Municipalities also have a digital channel with My Government to access relevant information for the citizen. Through MyOverheid, citizens have all relevant information in a central location. The message box receives a citizen in a safe way the messages from the municipality, for example in the field of attacks and legends. This gives the citizen overview and a municipality also realizes a significant saving on the amount of paper mail.

Smart Finance?
“Did not you call Simple Finance?” That’s right. We have modified the naming because it’s just about making the financial issues smarter. Smart Finance makes it easier for business processes to work more efficiently in the areas of budget monitoring, commitment management, creditors administration and purchasing.Meanwhile, two municipalities have been connected as a quartermaker: Stein and Ommen-Hardenberg. Together with them we are looking for a third quartermaker to really start developing. They are very excited about it. Johan Hulzebos, Head of Department Service at Ommen-Hardenberg Management Service: “I believe in this new product. I call on municipalities to join us and work with us on this fantastic step in the world of finance. “

With e-invoicing, there is a world open
This week, we have heard in the municipality: “The PDF invoices that come in to us via e-mail, we print first. Then they enter the scan street and we can recognize about 60% in practice. Actually quite disappointing and not efficient. “You would almost think: how is it possible? PinkRoccade has applied for an EU grantto enable e-invoicing accelerated. Together with the municipalities of Tholen and Borger-Odoorn we develop the new software functionality. It is expected that the functionality in the second quarter of 2017 will be available to all municipalities using CiVision Resources. Research from the PIANOo program agency indicates that savings can be made of 62% per invoice. E-invoicing involves more efficient work, less errors and better payment behavior. That cuts wood.


A More Than Maximum Mileage Fee And The Free Area Of Labor Costs


My staff really need a rental car for work, but as an employer, I can not afford it at the moment. Therefore, I chose another solution: I pay them a more than usual fee for using their private car. Instead of 19 I pay 35 cents per kilometer. I am familiar with the fact that this fee is above the permitted tax-free amount. Hence my two-way question: Can I pay my employees who pay higher compensation tax-free, which is covered by the free space of the labor cost scheme and fits that within the usual test?


Within the law, a 19-cent fee is tax-free per business mileage. If you pay a higher fee, you will be charged as a salary in principle. The amount above 19 cents, in your case 16 cents per kilometer, can be designated as end-pay wage and it is possible to accommodate it in the free space. For your employees, the fee is tax-free and as an employer you can deduct this fee as (wage) costs on your operating result. There is one objection: it does not affect if you do not exceed the maximum free space of 1.2% of the tax payroll. However, if you go over 1.2%, you will be charged 80% for the excess and you can not tell stories about your employees.

When using the free space, take into account the so-called custom test. This means that you can only accommodate fees and benefits in that space as usual. This usually applies to the amount of compensation provided. But in addition, it is also examined whether the compensation in normal circumstances is normally allowed, with the employer paying the payroll tax. In addition, a margin can be used. The fees and benefits may vary up to 30% from what is common in similar circumstances. And then the question arises whether it’s in your industry’s usance to accommodate a mileage fee of 35 cents per business kilometer in the free space.

It is up to the tax office to show that a fee is not usual. When utilizing the free space, the tax authority is working on a free margin of 2,400 euros per employee per year. A general fee for this amount is usually found by the tax authorities and as an employer, you do not have to explain that amount. Within that 2,400 euro it is possible to pay a tax of 35 cents per employee per year per year over 15,000 kilometers. Specifically specified: 19 cents under the targeted exemption and 16 cents in the free space.


15 Tips When Selling Your Structured Settlement

So you have decided to sell your structured settlement? For good reason, we suppose. However, you have a problem: you do not know how to prepare for it. Worry not, as this article will provide you with a few tips as to how you should sell your structured settlement.

Realistically speaking, you will need to make some preparations that will allow you to convert this settlement into a lump sum amount. While it may not be easy and it may not come quick, you will just have to be patient. Whatever you do, though, make sure that you let your structured settlement company of choice know the true reason(s) behind you selling your structured settlement. Once they do, we are sure that they will grant it to you – no matter how long it takes.

(1) Keep The Laws In Mind

Of course, first and foremost, you should know the laws of your state. In addition to that, learn the process of converting a structured settlement into a lump sum through people or additional research so that you are not caught off guard. By knowing the process and the necessary laws, you have an advantage in conducting the conversion.

(2) Do Not Follow Everything They Tell You

In essence, do not believe everything they tell you. Companies want business and they will tell you everything you want to hear so that they can “close the deal”. However, more often than not, they may not follow through with what they have promised. For this reason, choose a bigger and more reputable company known for their honesty and integrity – at least you know they have served many others before you and they will do the same with you.

(3) Know That You Have Options

You have lots of options – do not make the mistake of believing otherwise. Do some thorough research beforehand and contact these companies one by one. Make sure to prepare a list of questions so that you do not forget to ask them what is necessary. If you are happy with one company, then go for it – at least you will have no regrets.

(4) Be Of Assistance In The Conversion Process

You need to be present during the conversion process. Do not simply leave it all to the experts since they know what they are doing. At the end of the day, it is still your money – so make sure you rightfully get it. In addition to that, be there to provide your buyer with the necessary information – the processing time may lessen by doing this.

(5) Ask The Necessary Questions

Of course, do not forget to ask the necessary questions. Do not simply sit there and take in everything that they are saying while you are still confused about other matters. Ask them questions and make sure they provide you with a good answer. If they do not, then time to move on from that company.

(6) Talk To An Expert

Well, if you can, consult with a legal or financial advisor. Even if you are happy with your company, try to consult with an expert before signing a deal as they can help you understand the short-term and long-term effects of selling your structured settlement. Yes, it is important to know.

(7) If You Do Not Need To Sell It, Then Don’t

Do not make the mistake of selling it if you do not need to – getting a payment monthly can really take the load off, most especially with your bills. If you really need to sell, though, do sell as many payments as you need to – then keep the rest with you.

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