Skopje, 12th February 2013 (MIA) – Liabilities of the state towards the business sector since September, when the Government announced payment to the companies on the basis of both VAT refund and contractual woks, reduced by Denar 4.4 billion or EUR 72.4 million.
As Ministry of Finance announced in the middle of September, when the repayment started, liabilities on the basis of VAT refund and payment on the basis of contractual works amounted to Denar 5,653,277,738 or EUR 92 million. As of today inclusive, liabilities of the state towards the business sector decreased to Denar 1,198,000,000, i.e. EUR 19.5 million.
This, as stated by the Ministry, proves that the payment dynamics is carried out in line with the determined one and it will be made within the promised deadline, as of February inclusive.
Government measure started in September last year, for the purpose of improving the liquidity of companies.
As pointed out by the Ministry of Finance, Macedonia is the only country in the region, which started settling the arrears towards the companies, being acknowledged and praised by the World Bank and IMF.