The Association of Online Workers has announced it will hold a new protest in front of the Ministry of Finance in Belgrade.
As the Association’s representative, Miran Pogačar, stated on Facebook, the protest will take place on Saturday, January 21, starting at 3:30 p.m.
There are many reasons for the protest, and the association cited several of them:
– If you are unhappy with the fact that for 10 years you will have to pay a tax debt that you didn’t even know existed.
– Because the new law (which is valid) from January 1st is not good enough and therefore you have no right to benefits related to pregnancy and maternity leave.
– Because even if you wanted to pay this ‘tax debt’, you don’t know how because the state authorities did not tell anyone how to do it.
– Because in Serbia big companies are tax evaders while an ordinary person, earning money from their work, is treated as a criminal.
The state has recently adopted two ways of taxing freelancers, i.e. online workers. Towards the end of last year, the Tax Administration sent letters to close to 8,000 online workers in Serbia, who generated their income working for companies based abroad, asking them to settle tax debts stemming from 2017.
(Nova Ekonomija, 10.01.2023)
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