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eVisitor: Instructions for holiday home owners and residents of municipalities and cities regarding guest registration

first_imgThe required documentation is:  “All taxpayers who are registered in this way in the eVisitor system, tourist communities should register separately in order to be invited to confirm the registration when the conditions for this will be provided.”Point out the CNTB. or a. Owners of holiday houses / flats – purchase contract, excerpt from land registers or cadastre, decision on inheritance or similarb. Residents of the municipality or city – identity card (data that must be visible are name, surname, OIB and address of residence) The required documentation is:  When the tourist board notifies the taxpayer that it is registered, the taxpayer can log in to the eVisitor system via NIAS (eCitizens).  a. Owners of holiday houses / flats – purchase contract, excerpt from land registers or cadastre, decision on inheritance or similarb. Residents of the municipality or city – identity card (data that must be visible are name, surname, OIB and address of residence) The first registration can be done in the following two ways:center_img 1. The taxpayer may send to the competent tourist board a request for registration in the eVisitor system of all necessary documentation by e-mail. The documentation required for registration can be scanned or photographed. Due to the emergency situation regarding coronavirus, registration in the eVisitor system has been adjusted for the following categories of taxpayers: new holiday home users i residents of municipalities / cities receiving guests. Exceptionally, until the situation normalizes, it is not necessary to come in person to the office of the tourist board for the purposes of registration in the eVisitor system, emphasize the CNTB. Additionally, the taxpayer should submit his mobile phone number, while the tourist board will send the taxpayer a username and TAN list by email, and a password via SMS or phone call.  2. The taxpayer may send to the competent tourist board a request for registration in the eVisitor system of all necessary documentation by e-mail. The documentation required for registration can be scanned or photographed. Also, the CNTB points out that residents of municipalities / cities that receive guests do not pay tourist tax. Likewise, owners of holiday homes / apartments (weekenders) pay the tourist tax only during the season (15.6. To 15.9), which means that in the current period they are not obliged to pay the tourist tax.last_img read more

‘Changing discount rate could destroy pension system’, warns Dutch PM

first_imgReplacing the Netherlands’ current discount rate for liabilities could destroy the entire Dutch pensions system, prime minister Mark Rutte has warned. During a debate in parliament about the country’s 2020 budget last week, he contended that changing the discount rate method – from one based in interest rates to one based on expected future returns – could cause younger workers to reject the current principle of mandatory participation in a pension fund.Several political parties, including the Freedom Party (PVV), the Socialist Party (SP) and the party for the elderly (50Plus), had urged the cabinet to prevent looming pension cuts that could hit millions of savers from next year.Geert Wilders, the PVV’s leader, highlighted that raising the discount rate was one of the options that could prevent a reduction of pension rights and benefits. The Dutch sector scheme for the fashion industry is one of a growing number of pension funds facing benefit cuts from next yearThe case of the latter two has been triggered by their funding falling short of the minimum level, the “critical coverage ratio”, under which they cannot recover to the required minimum funding level within the next 10 years.The floor for this critical funding level has been raised by more than 6 percentage points to approximately 95% for ABP and PFZW as a consequence of new, lower assumptions for future returns.Cuts at the four largest Dutch sector schemes alone would affect 8m pension savers in total.The industry-wide pension funds for media staff (PNO Media, €6.6bn), textile and fashion workers (MITT, €3.7bn) and pharmacists (SPOA, €2bn) have issued warnings about possible cuts.In August, the coverage ratios of the €20.2bn scheme for the agricultural sector (BPL), the €7bn pension fund for the food industry (Levensmiddelen) and the €6.1bn scheme for the cleaning industry (Schoonmaak) all dropped below 95%.Multi-sector fund PGB had a coverage ratio of 95.8% at August-end, just above the safe level. A spokesperson for PGB said that its critical funding level, based on the new return parameters, was 94%.However, she emphasised that this was only an indication of the scheme’s position “as the level of both the discount rate and the critical funding ratio keeps on changing in the wake of fluctuating interest rates”.Robeco presents gloomier forecast for returns Dutch asset manager Robeco has published expectations for future returns that are significantly lower than the most recent assumptions applied to Dutch pension funds.Schemes must use new parameters set by the government to calculate their recovery plans as of 2020. These allow for net equity returns of 5.6%.However, Robeco forecast results of just 3.25% for the next five years.It added that investors were likely to see annual losses of 1.75% on government bonds from developed market economies in the same period.Robeco’s predictions for fixed income, however, were difficult to compare to the government’s, as the advisory committee for the parameters – chaired by former Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem – used a different method.If Robeco’s forecasts were to be applied to Dutch pension funds, their critical funding level would rise again by several percentage points, the asset manager said. He argued that pension funds had reported long-term returns that were much higher than the current discount rate of 2.2%.“ABP, for example, has achieved annual results of 7% on average during the past 20 years,” Wilders said. “It would be dangerous to only take returns into account while ignoring the long-term perspectives of the discount rate”Mark Rutte, Dutch prime ministerRutte, however, highlighted that pension funds’ returns could fluctuate significantly.“Good years, like 2016, alternate with bad ones, such as 2018, when ABP incurred a 2.3% loss,” he said. “Therefore, it would be dangerous to only take returns into account while ignoring the long-term perspectives of the discount rate.”The prime minister added that part of the returns of pension funds were due to the low interest rate environment and schemes’ search for yield as a consequence. In addition, despite the low interest rates, there were still pension funds with sufficient financial buffers that were able to grant inflation compensation.In his opinion, other pension funds should have to bite the bullet and apply rights cuts.However, the government also emphasised that it would assess the options to prevent “unnecessary” cuts, as urged by the entire parliament. Wouter Koolmees, the minister for social affairs, said he would discuss the subject with pension funds, employers and the trade unions.Number of pension funds facing cuts increasingMeanwhile, the number of pension funds – the larger industry-wide schemes in particular – facing cuts to pension rights is steadily increasing.Metal sector pension funds PMT (€77bn) and PME (€50bn) were already headed for rights discounts next year, and civil service scheme ABP (€431bn) and healthcare pension fund PFZW (€217bn) have also warned their participants of possible cuts in 2020.last_img read more

Harris wins again at Shenandoah

first_imgTony Harris was the Virginia Sprint Series winner during the Memorial Weekend show at Shenan­doah Speedway. (Photo by Jim Haines)By Jim HainesSHENANDOAH, Va. (May 27) – Tony Harris raced his way back to victory lane at Shenandoah Speedway Saturday night, when the Virginia Sprint Series returned for a Memorial Weekend show.Bill Rice and Harris paced the field to green and Rice ways out first and staying low but Harris got a run and on lap three was scored first with Anthony Linkenhoker following into second.Rice’s brakes began to fade and Jerald Harris went by for third. Linkenhoker kept going low to work on the leader lap after lap but could only stay on his bumper and fell just short.Tony Harris also won at Shenandoah on April 29. The IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car Series is at the same venue for a June 3 show.Feature results – 1. Tony Harris; 2. Anthony Linkenhoker; 3. Jerald Harris; 4. Mike Leraas; 5. Bill Rice; 6. Mike Keeton; 7. Josh Perreault; 8. Chris Ware.last_img read more

The Latest: Hoosier, Kentucky hoops dreams snuffed by virus

first_imgThe NBA, the National Basketball Players Association and ESPN will stream a HORSE tournament on ESPN’s app.The NBA HORSE Challenge will have eight participants. The quarterfinals are to be shown Sunday and the semifinals and final on April 16.The quarterfinal matchups are Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks against former NBA player and ESPN analyst Chauncey Billups; WNBA great and 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Tamika Catchings against Mike Conley Jr. of the Utah Jazz; Zach LaVine of the Chicago Bulls against NBA retiree and ESPN analyst Paul Pierce; and Chris Paul of the Oklahoma City Thunder against Allie Quigley of the WNBA’s Chicago Sky.Players must call their shots before the attempt and dunking is not allowed. The players will be isolated and competing on separate home courts.State Farm is the presenting sponsor and will offer a prize pool exceeding $200,000 to charities working on the coronavirus response. The event will be pre-taped. April 9, 2020 Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Indiana-Kentucky boys and girls high school all-star games have been canceled for the first time since World War II. Montreal was scheduled to hold the trials this summer from June 25-28, but the event was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The trials will serve as the final event to determine the athletes nominated to the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic teams competing in Tokyo.Montreal hosted the Canadian Track and Field Championships in 2019. The last Olympic trials held in Montreal were in 1996.The Tokyo Games will take place July 23 to Aug. 8, 2021, after being postponed for a year due to the novel coronavirus. The Paralympic Games will run from Aug. 24 to Sept. 5.___ Commissioner Wayne Pearce says they wanted to set a date and then work on finalizing a competition. It will depend on border restrictions in New South Wales and Victoria states and New Zealand opening up.Pearce says “a date is to give certainty to players and their schedules, clubs and thousands of people who are out of work through clubs and millions of fans.”He says “the situation is changing dramatically and we need to get moving. It is in the best interests of our clubs, our players, our stakeholders and importantly our fans that the competition resumes as quickly and as safely as possible.”___Australia’s two-test cricket tour of Bangladesh in June has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony has been postponed indefinitely because of the COVID-19 pandemic.Former Toronto Blue Jays first baseman and two-time World Series champion John Olerud, 2006 American League MVP Justin Morneau, former Blue Jays pitcher Duane Ward, and Montreal sportscaster Jacques Doucet were scheduled to be enshrined in a ceremony in St. Marys, Ontario, on June 20.The hall of fame said in a release Thursday that the ceremony and related events are postponed until further notice.The museum and ballfields are closed to the public, as mandated under Ontario’s declaration of emergency.___ ___The International Cycling Union says it can get through its greatest crisis since World War II with limited damage “as long as the situation does not last longer than current predictions.”The UCI has received more than 650 requests for postponements or cancellations from organizers because of the coronavirus pandemic. That represents 30% of its international calendar.The UCI says it is reimbursing all registration fees of canceled events to help organizers.The UCI will take a considerable financial hit from paying those fees and it also expects its Olympic revenue payment from the delayed Tokyo Games to be postponed and likely reduced. Southampton has become the first Premier League club to announce its players will defer some of their salaries amid the coronavirus pandemic.The Premier League had wanted all squads to take a 30% pay cut but the move led to a standoff with the players’ union.The league has been indefinitely suspended.Southampton says players will defer part of their salaries in April, May and June “to help protect the future of the club, the staff that work within it and the community we serve.”Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhüttl, his coaching staff and directors will also defer some pay over three months. The Indiana boys hold a 99-44 advantage in the seniors’ series while the Indiana girls lead 50-38.The move comes less than a month after the Indiana High School Athletic Association canceled the boys state tournament for the first time since its inception in 1911. ___The Canadian Olympic and Paralympic track and field trials for next year’s Tokyo Games will remain in Montreal.Athletics Canada announced Thursday that the trials will take place in 2021 at Montreal’s Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard. The event is expected to be held June 24-27. Officials from the two states cited measures taken by both state governments to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, including the closure of schools through the rest of academic year.The boys series began in 1940 but was not played in 1943 or 1944. The girls games were added in 1976 and have never previously been called off.The series pits the top seniors from each state and were scheduled to play June 5 in Georgetown, Kentucky, and June 6 in Indianapolis. The top juniors were scheduled to square off June 1 at Floyd Central High School near the Ohio River.Indiana also has canceled the junior-senior all-star games on June 3 and the All-Star Shootout on June 6.“I am sad for the players and coaches who comprise this year’s All-Star teams,” Indiana game director Mike Broughton said in a statement. “This is a once in a lifetime experience for the seniors who made the team, but they do have the satisfaction that they are an Indiana All-Star for life.” The Latest: Hoosier, Kentucky hoops dreams snuffed by virus The first test was to start on June 11 in Chattogram. The second from June 19 in Dhaka.Both were part of the world test championship. The final of that tournament is scheduled for next June. Trying to find a new slot for the tests will be a challenge.Cricket Australia CEO Kevin Roberts says “the global cricket calendar is very busy but we will do everything we can to honor our commitment to Bangladesh and will continue to work with the BCB on an agreed date.”The Bangladesh-Australia series is the second in the world championship to be postponed. England returned home from Sri Lanka last month at the start of the outbreak.___ The UCI says its leadership has agreed to reduce salaries or allowances and furloughed all 130 employees of the UCI and the world cycling center.___Australia’s rugby league championship plans to restart on May 28.The NRL has been suspended since March 23.The governing ARL Commission also says it intends to play a full three-game State of Origin series. Southampton says it has “put measures in place to ensure that all staff not deferring part of their salaries will continue to receive 100% of their pay, paid in the normal way until 30th June.”___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Hoffman: Supreme Court ruling will help small rural schools in Kansas

first_imgKyle Hoffmanby Kyle Hoffman, Kansas State Representative of 116th District — The Legislature is nearing the time when we will recess on April 5. There are lots of things going on that are of interest to the citizens of Kansas, so I will try to highlight some of them.Education and the Gannon Supreme Court RulingThe Supreme Court ruling on the Gannon lawsuit was handed down on March 7. This lawsuit had been going on for several years and was filed on the basis of adequacy and equity among school districts. This ruling is complicated but recognizes that total dollars spent is not the only solution but that the focus should be on supporting teachers and improving student outcomes. Based on a previous decision in a 1989 Kentucky Supreme Court ruling, Rose v. Council for Better Education, Inc., there was a specific set of standards that constitute an adequate education.The district court was directed to use that test to determine adequacy in the Kansas education system. As for the equity part, the court has outlined the test that “school districts must have reasonably equal access to substantially similar educational opportunity through similar tax effort.” Since the ruling was received, the Governor, House, and Senate are meeting to determine the best manner in which to fulfill this mission. It will entail determining school financing as well as providing the best educational opportunities for Kansas children.The Appropriations Committee will be discussing this issue and will have a plan to address the equity portion of the ruling prior to the first adjournment on April 5. This will be of considerable benefit to rural schools, as they do not have the funding abilities of larger urban districts. Let me stress to you that as your representative, education is a top priority for me and the Republican PartySeismic Activity in Southwest KansasFor the last few weeks, there has been considerable seismic activity in and around southwest Kansas. Since 2009, Oklahoma has also seen an increase and has been monitoring the activity for the last several years. At this time, there aren’t any specific identifiable causes, since seismic activity has gone on in previous years, but not to that extent.The Committee on Appropriations is considering HB 2763, which is “an act concerning the abandoned oil and gas well fund, transfer of moneys; expanding and developing the state seismic monitoring network; and would amend and repeal existing statutes.” I will be watching this closely and will keep you informed about the progress of this issue.CDLs and Commercial RegulationsIn my last newsletter, I told you about the CDLs and Commercial Regulations. A hearing on HB 2748 was held last Thursday where there was considerable testimony presented. The Kansas Highway Patrol is opposing this bill based on safety issues and decreased federal funding. Another meeting is scheduled this week to work on the issues, and hopefully, will be a satisfactory solution for all concerned.ROZ ExpansionHB 2417 passed out of my committee and the House and is now in the Senate for its approval. I will keep you informed as to the progress. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. 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If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Pages and VisitorsLast week, I had the privilege of having four students from Conway High School serve as pages. They were Garrett Hartman, Molly Hullinger, Kyla Reep, and Leora Seiler. They attended the morning session of the House, toured the Capitol, and even went at least part of the way to the dome. Pictures with the Governor, when he is here, are taken with each group. Today, two students from Peyton and Ethan Jellison, paged, along with their parents and grandmother visiting. I am always happy to have pages attend so they can get glimpse of what goes on during the session. There might be a few vacancies left for this session, so if anyone is interested, call and see if we can work you in. The contact number is 785-296-7643.I’m also always happy to arrange a time to meet with you individually here in Topeka, but even if you are unable to come to Topeka, please contact me anytime; I’m always interested in hearing your thoughts on what you’re hearing around the district. It’s very helpful for me when I have reliable feedback.After the three-week break in April, the Legislature will return on April 30 and remain in session until we are finished. The 90th day of the session is May 15, so it is hoped everything can be accomplished by then.Please remember bills and other helpful information can be easily accessed through the legislature’s website at www.kslegislature.com.Contact InformationMy office is 481-W, State Capitol Building, Topeka KS 66612Tel # 785-296-7643 or 800-432-3924; email kyle.hoffman@house.ks.gov.My district mailing address is 1318 Avenue T, Coldwater, KS 67029, Tel # 620-582-2217As always, I welcome your comments as I work through this session. I want to thank you for this opportunity and I consider representing you a great honor.Please feel free to forward this newsletter to your neighbors in District 116.last_img read more