Concluding Statement of IMF Mission in Kosovo, October 2018

An IMF mission, led by Stephanie Eble, visited Pristina during October 17-October 30 to conduct the 2018 Article IV consultation discussions.

According to the conclusion after the visit of this mission, Kosovo has continued to

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Global VAT changes since July 2018

  • Australia drops GST-free levy on small goods, and requires non-resident e-commerce companies to register if over the threshold of AU$ 75,000 per annum
  • Bahamas raises VAT to 12%
  • The introduction of Polish Split

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tax burden 2018


ALTAX Center presents for the audience that is focused in the tax burden and tax redistribution effect talks with a new publication about Tax Burden in Albania, Kosovo and Balkans, 2018.

The thematic series of publications that

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well being

How to do the best to increase the our own wealth?

Who is the best way to revitalize the economy?
More investment for social services, alternating with foreign investment in the sector oriented?
More money for wealth, or better pay for employees?

Given the fact that the

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Energy Tax Regime

OECD: Global Energy Tax Regimes Falling Severely Short

The OECD has released a new report analyzing energy use and tax regimes in 42 countries, which make up 80 percent of global energy use. The report calls on governments to adopt more effective use of taxes to cut harmful emissions

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Platform for Collaboration on Tax

Platform for Collaboration on Tax: What's next?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set ambitious targets for all countries, to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind. Achieving these goals

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budget performance

Albanian Budget Performance 1996 - 2016

The ALTAX introduces this statistical paper with comments on government budget revenues, expenditures and investments made, enabling comparative performance in these two decades that summarize budget performance information. The

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partnership taxation regime

Tax opportunities under the Albanian partnership taxation regime

The Albanian tax system, has not provided complete and consistent tax treatment to partnerships, but the income tax law in Albania mention the possibility of business organization in the status of partnership for corporate tax

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fiscal incentives

What are the fiscal incentives for investments in "tax havens" in Albania?

Albania has a supportive Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) legal framework, Free Trade Agreements with major regional markets and beyond, a competitive and young labor force, favorable tax and customs regime, fast improving

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least tax

Where in the world can you pay the least tax?

What would make you leave the country for good? Better weather, a more relaxed lifestyle or even, perhaps, lower tax rates?

Many of the Britons who emigrate there were 140,000 last year believe that HM Revenue & Customs

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income redistribution

Why Government Should Redistribute Income?

What costs and benefits are there to redistributing income?

Why do we have income in the first place?

The second question is easy.

We have income to provide an incentive for productive (mutually beneficial) exchanges within

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vat automation

VAT Automation, a new alternative

There are multiple reasons for adopting VAT Automation. There is an increased complexity of Value Added Tax (VAT), regulatory pressure on risk management and control, increased attention to VAT by Tax authorities globally, too

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