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Crisis Tax Up to 5%, to Affect Pensions As Well

Ljubljana, 8 May - The government proposes a crisis tax of between 0.5% and 5% on all gross incomes, to be effective as of July, while it will take a final decision on a rise in VAT by the end of the year. However, Economy Minister Stanko Stepišnik said a raise in the standard VAT rate was certain, as he unveiled the measures on Wednesday.

Ljubljana
Economy Minister Stanko Stepišnik (right) addressing the press after a session of tthe Economic and Social Council, the main industrial relations forum, dedicated to the draft Stability Programme in which the government sets down austerity measures to get the country's public finances back on track.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Ljubljana
Economy Minister Stanko Stepišnik (right) addressing the press after a session of tthe Economic and Social Council, the main industrial relations forum, dedicated to the draft Stability Programme in which the government sets down austerity measures to get the country's public finances back on track.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Ljubljana
Economy Minister Stanko Stepišnik (right) addressing the press after a session of tthe Economic and Social Council, the main industrial relations forum, dedicated to the draft Stability Programme in which the government sets down austerity measures to get the country's public finances back on track.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Ljubljana
Economy Minister Stanko Stepišnik addressing the press after a session of tthe Economic and Social Council, the main industrial relations forum, dedicated to the draft Stability Programme in which the government sets down austerity measures to get the country's public finances back on track.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

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