Still no rise in food donation despite VAT exemption

Even though retailers in Croatia have been exempt from paying VAT on food donations since 2015, food donation has still not become a regular practice and large amounts of food continue to be...

Minister for lower VAT in tourism

Caretaker Tourism Minister Anton Kliman on Thursday said that a lower Value Added Tax (VAT) for tourism was being negotiated so that Croatia's tourism industry could be more competitive on the...

Greece plans VAT increases on food and services

The Greek government is presenting new measures to raise value added tax (VAT) on food and services in order to save 1.8 billion euros as one of the preconditions set by international creditors...

Motorway toll revenues up 6.5% to HRK 2.4bn

Motorway operators in Croatia in 2015 earned HRK 2.4 billion from toll collection without VAT, which was 6.5% more than in 2014, according to figures provided by the Croatian Association of Toll...

Agriculture minister says not realistic to reduce VAT now

Agriculture Minister Davor Romic said on Friday, after a theme session of the parliamentary committee for agriculture, that a decrease of Value Added Tax (VAT) on farm products was currently not...

Minister says gov't to do its best to increase tourism competitiveness

Underlining that a better investment climate and greater investments were among the strategic guidelines of the new government, Kliman said that there was the political will to remove obstacles to...

FinMin says state purse in very good state

Lalovac said he hoped the new government would continue to reduce the income tax. This year the non-taxable part of income was increased, resulting in higher net salaries, consumption and GDP.

Food donations free of VAT as of 8 December

Apart from the donation of food for human consumption, the ministry also prepared rules regulating the donation of animal food.

Unions say won't support gov't that reduces workers' rights

The publicly available Bridge documents contain mutually exclusive demands, for example those concerning the second pension pillar, or demands in contravention of the European Union acquis

Negotiator says SDP, MOST agree on 95% of things

"We expect to have harmonised views and to get opinions from both (the SDP and the Croatian Democratic Union, HDZ) on all topics, including the said two, ...

SDP officials say HDZ would cut pensions by HRK 230

In its economic platform the HDZ announces a reduction of the VAT rate from 25% to 23%, to be followed by a further reduction to 20%, which is very irresponsible.

Grcic warns HDZ's promise to reduce VAT fiscally unsustainable

He referred to the proposal as a typical election gimmick "as is the announcement to reduce VAT by 5 percentage points in the next term."