Vujovic: New tax laws by the end of 2016

Serbian Finance Minister Dušan Vujović announced today that the Ministry would prepare a set of new tax laws (covering VAT, excise, tax procedure and property tax) by the year end.

At a conference held by the American Chamber of Commerce in Serbia (AmCham) dedicated to improving the environment for doing business, he said that there would be little time for a public debate about the new laws which should be implemented next year, adding that the first 2017 budget parameters would be revealed after 15th November. Vujović also said that the draft laws stipulating electronic tax filing would be sent to the Serbian Parliament also by the year end.

– We are going to work on a new law on fees and charges, as well as on a new law on funding of local self-governments that would be a foundation for a healthy policy – the Finance Minister said and added that the local regulation would be uniformed and that local self-governments would receive incentives from the state in order to generate as much revenue as possible.

The Minister for State Administration and Local Self-Government, Ana Brnabić said that the state registers would be available in electronic format by the end of this year.

– Implementing e-government and providing as many e-services to our citizens and businesses as possible are our priorities – she said and added that several tenders had already been launch to facilitate this.

The plan is to make all services provided by the state administration available via mobile phones which will significantly simplify the lives of ordinary citizens and doing business.

The Finance Minister also mentioned that the vehicle tax would be changed too. According to the amendments, the basis for this tax will now be the actual value of the car rather than the power of its engine.

(eKapija, 21.09. 2016)

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