Starting from September of this year, the government will commence a wide operation in identifying all trade subjects which violate the law and are prone to tax fraud. The operation was announced by the Minister of Economic Development Arben Ahmetaj in a press conference where he stressed the immediate need to eradicate the tax evasion in the country.
About 1/3 of businesses which currently operate in the country do not obtain or use fiscal coffers. ”We have decided to intervene and we are aware of the difficulty this operation poses but this country needs to have its deserved economic growth. There are many citizens who pay their taxes on a regular basis and some others don’t, and we all know this is not fair. We appeal to all trade subjects to obey the law and pay their taxes or they will be punished according to the Albanian laws in power,” declared the Minister of Economic Development during the press conference.
According to him, this inherited system has transformed into a mentality and “the current government in power is trying to build a state where all its citizens pay their obligations to the state.”
News source/photo credits: ATA