Tax burden in the regions of Kosovo in 2023

Tax burden in the regions of Kosovo in 2023

The tax burden is a product of the revenues collected by the central tax administration and the customs administration, from the own revenues of the municipalities, as well as the collections for pension contributions.

All revenues together make up the comprehensive part that is calculated in relation to the number of residents of the counties in 2022.

In the analysis according to the calculation methodology for all incomes as above, it results that the average tax burden[1] in Kosovo is 1,358 Euros per year per inhabitant.

The tax burden distributed on average during the year for Kosovo is 113.2 Euros per month for each resident.

Tax burden per inhabitant in Kosovo, 2023
Total tax burden Euro/Inhabitant
Mitrovica 1,316
Prizren 1,216
Peja 1,613
Gjakova 1,559
Gjilan 2,004
Ferizaj 2,171
Prishtina 1,684

Central and local tax revenues, customs together with pension funds and which are revenues in the budget in 2023 in relation to the number of population by region, are presented in a ranking according to the graph and the table next to it that we look at below.

The tax burden is highest in the Ferizaj region with an average of 2,171 Euros per inhabitant for 2023.
In second place are the citizens of the Gjilan region, who are burdened with an average tax burden of 2,004 Euros per inhabitant in 2023.
In third place are the residents of the Gjakova region, who paid an average of 1,559 Euros per resident in 2023.
In fourth place are the residents of the Pristina region, who bear an average annual tax burden of 1,684 Euros per resident.
In fifth place are the residents of the region of Peja, who have borne an annual tax burden of 1,613 Euros per inhabitant.
In sixth place are the residents of the Mitrovica region with an annual tax burden of 1,316 Euros per resident.
In seventh place are the residents of the Prizren region with an annual tax burden of 1,216 Euros.

In the above ranking, a large and weighty impact is the decrease of the population within the regions. From the last population measurement in 2021, published by official statistics[2], a decrease is observed in all regions of Kosovo with the exception of Pristina

[1] This burden includes the VAT that each buyer pays for goods and services, for drinks and fuel that each consumer pays, for the tax on wages that each employee pays, the payments of profit tax from businesses, for the capital tax that each individual pays benefits from rental income, from bank interest, from the sale of movable and immovable property, from intellectual property, from dividends, household payments for local taxes and fees, pension contribution payments, customs fees and duties, national taxes and duties other tax, which is not mentioned by name.


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