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Aim of the Taxation Committee is to contribute to upgrading tax system to align it with international practices and OECD guidelines and improve consistency in implementation and work of the Tax Administration. It’s a cross-sectoral committee that gathers members from virtually all fields.
Re-established in 2008, it has almost 65 members.
Main priorities defined in Committee Programme for 2016-2017:
- Uniform and consistent application of tax regulation - better coordination between different tax offices and between Tax Authorities and the Ministry of Finance in order to increase predictability of business environment
- Advocate for predictability of tax regulation with respect to excise policy and property tax
- Withholding tax on services - to clarify what services are subject to withholding tax, submission of tax returns when there is no withholding tax in line with the double taxation avoidance treaty and other issues from the practice
- Tax depreciation - withdrawing the ruling issued in 2015
- Customs exemption for import of equipment - to change the approach of the Customs Authorities that there is no customs exemption for import of equipment because the GoV has not yet adopted the decision for 2016, as well as to insist on issuing the decision
- VAT Law and by-laws changes: registration of non-resident companies for VAT, VAT treatment of return of goods, small value gifts, etc.
- CIT Law changes: tax incentive to companies which invest in fixed assets, fair value measurement, marketing expenses, etc.
- PIT Law changes: introducing of monthly fixed non-taxable amount for commuting costs including monthly non-deductible costs for fuel expenses when employees have the right to use company cars.
Main partners for achieving these goals include Ministry of Finance and tax authorities, as well as other important stakeholders – IMF, World Bank, EU Delegation and Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities.
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