Changes in Law on VAT Supported by Business Owners from Sarajevo Canton

The letter of support to changes to Law on VAT was also signed by representatives of the Chamber of Economy and the Chamber of Crafts of the Sarajevo Canton.

In order to intensify the process of changing the Law on VAT, in April, the Institute for Youth Development KULT started the initiative of signing a letter of support for the process of introducing changes in the Law on Value Added Tax in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

In only 5 days, the letter of support was signed by over 20,000 business owners gathered around chambers of economy and crafts and by associations that focus on aiding the economy. The initiative was also supported by representatives of the Association of Employers of FBiH that has around 25,000 members with over 100,000 employees.

The Institute for Youth Development KULT advocates for introducing changes in the Law on Value added Tax according to which the taxpayers would pay the VAT after collecting their receivables and not by the 10th of the month, as the current Law stipulates.

Current legal provisions are creating a business environment in which small and medium businesses are often obliged to terminate their business, so that introducing changes is necessary.

In May, the Institute will continue gathering letters of support and advocating for changes in the Law on VAT with governmental representatives.

The letter of supportis available on the following link:

Advocating for the changes in the Law is conducted as a part of the “BH Business Site” initiative, managed by the Institute for Youth Development KULT and which is the part of Civil Society Sustainability Project in Bosnia and Herzegovina (CSSP), realized by the Centers of Civil initiatives (CCI) and the Center for Promoting the Civil Society (CPCD) and supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID). 


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