STOP Unnecessary Charges: ‘Voice of Entrepreneurs’ Petition Against Parafiscal Levies

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October 6, 2020 – Continuing its efforts to protect businesses, the Glas Poduzetnika (Voice of Entrepreneurs) Association turns its attention to parafiscal levies. 

Signatures so far: 10.400+

Start date: 30.9.2020.

Full text of the petition:

Voice of entrepreneurs Association (Glas poduzetnika) is organizing the signing of the petition:

STOP unnecessary charges!

With this petition we demand the abolition of the mandatory membership fee in the Croatian Chamber of Commerce (Hrvatska gospodarska komora), the Croatian Chamber of Crafts (Hrvatska obrtnička komora) and the Tourist Boards, as well as the abolition or drastic reduction of all other parafiscal charges that burden entrepreneurs, craftsmen and all other citizens!

Parafiscal levies mean non-tax levies, ie various fees imposed by the state. Although they are called “non-taxable”, they have the same economic effects on entrepreneurs, craftsmen and citizens as taxes. In 2019, entrepreneurs, craftsmen and citizens paid over HRK 9 billion for over 500 parafiscal levies.

Among the parafiscal levies are mandatory membership fees that entrepreneurs are forced to pay to the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, the Croatian Chamber of Crafts and the Tourist Board.

We demand that membership in the Croatian Chamber of Commerce and the Croatian Chamber of Crafts becomes voluntarily.

We demand that the payment of membership fees to the Tourist Boards becomes abolished, and that their work starts to be financed from sojourn taxes.

We demand a drastic reduction in all other parafiscal levies.

Glas Poduzetnika’s postulate is clear – #LessTaxes!

Sign the petition and take the first step towards Croatia 2.0!

The petition is supported by the following professional associations:

CISEx – Croatian Association of Independent Software Exporters

Lipa – Association of Taxpayers

NUU – National Association of Caterers

Women in Adria – association of women in entrepreneurship

Croatian Family Farm Association “Life”

 You can sign the petition here.

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