As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, Finance Minister Marko Primorac pointed out the face that the Republic of Croatia is planning to introduce (yet another new) tax on all companies that enjoyed extra profit because it is a ”solidarity tax” considering that we’re in difficult times and that people should be helped as much as possible.
According to the proposal of the Ministry of Finance, the additional profit tax should be collected during the declaration of profit tax – at the end of April 2023. It would be a one-time payment, without the obligation to pay any advances, 24sata writes.
”The additional tax would only apply to the year 2022. It would be an extraordinary and one-time measure. The Law on Special Profit Tax is expected to enter into force by December the 31st, 2022 by urgent procedure. We expect 2.1 billion kuna in revenue to flow in from the introduction of this additional tax and that estimate is based on data for 2021,” said Minister Marko Primorac.
The additional profit tax would include, he says, all economic activities. All companies headquartered in Croatia would need to pay this tax if their profit increased by more than 20 percent compared to the average of the last four years. It is also important to note the fact that only the amount that exceeds 20 percent will be taxed with this additional tax.
It’s worth noting that many companies have complained that they simply don’t have any ”extra” profit to enjoy and that all earnings they have achieved since the end of the restrictive measures and economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic have been spent on patching up the issues experienced back during that time. Others, including the Croatian Employers’ Association (HUP) deem the introduction of this new profit tax a ”punishment” to companies doing well and yet another obstacle to any boost to the already enfeebled domestic economy during difficult times dominated by spiralling inflationary pressures.