9th April 2021, Skopje – We need a tax system that provides for an accelerated, inclusive and sustainable economic growth. Minister of Finance, Fatmir Besimi, held several meetings with the Presidents of the Chambers of Commerce, discussing the tax reform and the Action Plan for this year regarding the 2021-2025 Tax System Reform Strategy. Presidents of the following Chambers attended the meetings: Branko Azeski – President of the Chamber of Commerce of North Macedonia, Nebi Hodza – President of the Chamber of Commerce of North-West Macedonia, Stefan Peter – President of the Foreign Investments Council, Viktor Mizo – President of the Association of Foreign Companies with Technologically Advanced Production, Ajdovan Ademovski – Persident of MATTO, Patrick Martens – President of the German Industry and Commerce, Maja Filipcheva – President of AmCham, Aneta Antova Pesheva – Presidentof MATIS, Nina Angelovska – President of the Macedonian E-Commerce Association and Dragan Mitkovski – Vice President of the Macedonian Chambers of Commerce.
Minister Besimi underlined the importance of the partnership of the Government with the private sector, conveying the message that, in addition to the undertaken measures, consistency and inclusive process with the stakeholders in the decision-making process are also crucial.
“Tax system reforms are aimed at establishing a modern, transparent, efficient tax system based on clear rules and principles, as well as modern digital technologies and innovation in taxation, all to the end of accelerated, inclusive and sustainable economic growth”, Besimi pointed out, underlining that the Tax Compliance Calendar will be published on MoF’s website on Monday, thus meeting one of the Chambers’ main requests.
During the meeting, priorities set under the Tax System Reform Strategy were also discussed, which priorities are geared towards increased fairness in taxation, increased efficiency and productivity of the tax system to the end of improved revenue collection, enhanced tax transparency, reduced informal economy, increased tax transparency, improved quality of services and introduction of environmental (“green”) taxation.