CHANGES OF TAX RATES AND THEIR IMPACT ON REVENUES OF THE TAX AMINISTRATION OF KOSOVO

Shefqet Dervishaj
2016 European Journal of Business and Economics  
In the early postwar years, Kosovo was faced with a destroyed economy and an inexperienced tax system and was mainly based on the experiences of other countries and not in accordance with the real situation and needs of post-war Kosovo which had to start from "zero" in many areas.The post-war tax policy in Kosovo started with the tax system in accordance with UNMIK Regulations, which were almost all copied from other countries such as from countries in transition as well as from EU Countries,
more » ... rom EU Countries, therefore these regulations were inconsistent with the current situation in Kosovo.The Agency which deals with tax administration is the Tax Administration in Kosovo (TAK). From the beginning of the work of TAK, from 2000 until today, Kosovo's tax system has been constantly adapting changes in tax laws aswell as in tax rates. The main focus of this paper is how changes affect the applicable tax rates in Kosovo and how much impact has this change on the TAK revenues. The current applicable taxes in Kosovo are: Value added tax (VAT); Personal income tax (PIT), and Corporate income tax (CIT). All these different kinds of taxes have undergone changes in their application as well as in their level of tax rates.
doi:10.12955/ejbe.v11i1.880 fatcat:j7vqi5ndz5acjcwnsw4irwxjbu