TIRANA, May 30
The General Directorate of Taxation calls all tourism-related businesses to respect the labor code and to register all their employees included seasonal workers.
“All subjects that hire new staff have to register each employee at least one day before they start work,” the General Directorate of Taxation says in a press release issued on Wednesday.
Moreover, it clarifies that the minimum wage is Lek 24,000 and it also highlights that the law does not include a trial period and this means that all employees, even those in a trial period have to be registered.
Further on, employers must register and pay contributions even for students. In such case, it highlights that students have the same status as other workers that have signed a contract.
“In cases when inspectors from the Tax Administration find cases of unregistered employees or other irregularities, the business will be subject to penalties. At first, it will pay the contributions while the fine will depend on the business category. The fine for large businesses will be Lek 200,000 while for small businesses the fine is going to be Lek 50, 000,” the press release says.
The General Directorate of Taxation highlights that the purpose is not to put fines and penalties but to raise awareness among businesses and companies that need to comply with the law.
News Source: tatime.gov.al
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