Source: Beta | Wednesday, 26.09.2012.| 11:53
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Seven government agencies and 138 parafiscal charges abolished

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The Serbian parliament adopted Tuesday a package of 24 laws on fiscal consolidation, thus abolishing 138 parafiscal taxes, seven agencies, funds and regulatory bodies, B92 reports.

The adopted amendments closed down the National Corporation for Tourism Development, the Environmental Protection Fund, the Chemicals Agency, the Energy Efficiency Agency, the Games of Chance Administration, the Foreign Currency Inspectorate, and their competences were transferred to the ministries and other state bodies.

The budget fund for financing of disease prevention programs was closed down through the amendments to the Tobacco Law.

The Serbian MPs also adopted Laws amending the Law on excise tax, the Law on fiscal cash registers, the Law on state administrative fees and the Law on financing local self-governments.

The package of adopted laws on fiscal consolidation eradicates 138 taxes and parafiscal charges out of the total of 380, and Minister of Finance and Economy Mladjan Dinkic said earlier that in that manner, a burden of a total of RSD 10 billion would be removed from the citizens and economy.

Among the rest, the Parliament passed Laws amending the Law on value added tax and the Law on citizens’ income tax.

Furthermore, the MPs adopted Laws amending the Law on the tax procedure and tax administration, the Law on privatization, the Law on mandatory insurance in traffic, the Law on waters and the Law on forests.

They passed Laws amending the Law on animal husbandry, the Law on wine, the Law on veterinary medicine, the Law on court taxes, the Law on air traffic, the Law on public roads and the Law on emergency situations.

Also, the MPs adopted a Law amending the Law on ionising radiation protection and nuclear safety.

The Parliament adopted a Law on determining the highest income in the public sector and a Law amending the Law on pension and disability insurance.

MPs also voted to elect Ana Gligorijevic, Diana Dragutinovic and Veselin Pjescic as vice governors of the National Bank of Serbia (NBS).

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