On 18 August 2017, an amendment in Annex “General Conditions for the Use of the Inquiry Systems of the Centre for Registers and Information Systems” to the “Changing of General Conditions for the Use of the Inquiry Systems of the Centre of Registers and Information Systems” shall enter into force.
According to the amendments clients are not obligated to use the free data from the XML requisite service only for the purpose of submitting an Annex to the VAT Return pursuant to Section 27 (1) of the Value Added Tax Act. Therefore subsection 4.4 of the General Conditions shall be annulled. And the subsection 8.3 shall read as follows:
8.3. RIK shall have the right to cancel the contract without following the term of notice specified in subsection 8.2, if the reason for cancelling the contract are the grounds provided in subsections 5.8, 6.5, 6.6 or 7.2 of the General Conditions.
According to the amendment the rate of fine in case of delay with the payment shall be lowered and the subsection 5.7 shall read as follows:
5.7. An invoice shall be deemed paid, when the whole amount presented in the invoice has arrived on the bank account indicated in the invoice. In case of delay with the payment, RIK shall have the right to request from the Client a fine of 0.06% of the outstanding amount for each calendar day of delay.
Upon the development of arrears RIK shall send client up to three reminders and the subsection 5.8 shall read as follows:
5.8. Upon the development of arrears, the RIK first sends the Client a reminder, which is issued when 14 (fourteen) calendar days have passed from the payment deadline of an invoice with a specified payment deadline of 14 (fourteen) calendar days. If the claim in the reminder is not fulfilled, a second reminder will be sent to the Client with a payment deadline of 14 (fourteen) calendar days. At that same time that the second reminder is sent out, the Client’s access to the search systems will be restricted until the arrears are eliminated (access restriction will be terminated within 3 workdays of the elimination of the arrears). If the claim is not fulfilled by the payment deadline specified in the second reminder, the Client will be sent the third reminder for immediate fulfillment. If the claim is not satisfied, the third reminder is considered to be a declaration of the termination of the contract and the contract is considered to be terminated by the RIK in 5 (five) calendar days as of the issuance of reminder no. 3.