FREELANCERS’ first meeting in the Government of Serbia: Nothing concrete, but the impression is POSITIVE (VIDEO)
An adequate solution should be found as soon as possible, so that online workers can continue working, it was announced after the meeting in the Government of Serbia with the representatives of the Internet Workers Association.
Prime Minister Ana Brnabic held a meeting with the representatives of the Internet Workers Association, with whom she discussed finding a solution for the collection of taxes and contributions for individuals who earned income from abroad, the Government of Serbia announced.
At the meeting, which was also attended by Minister of Finance Sinisa Mali and Director of the Tax Administration Dragana Markovic, it was agreed to define the categories of internet-based workers who had received or expected to receive Tax Administration’s decisions for tax collection in the past five years in order to find an adequate solution for the categories of persons that were particularly vulnerable.
It was agreed to hold a series of meetings next week with the representatives of the Internet Workers Association, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Labour and the Tax Administration, in order to discuss the current situation in the most efficient and transparent way, and find an adequate solution for these workers to exercise their rights and obligations.
The interlocutors agreed that some categories of persons who earned income from abroad, such as those who earned by gambling, and apartment owners who earned by renting apartments per hour, should be considered special categories that were not endangered in any way, it is stated in a press release.
The Prime Minister pointed out that the Government was ready to work on a systemic solution for the taxation of these categories of people, but that it also could not allow the collapse of the state’s tax system.
The Prime Minister added that they would work on a new law that would regulate non-standard, i.e. flexible forms of work, and she invited the representatives of the Association to join the task force that would deal with the drafting of that law.