Working Group on Local Taxes

Meeting I

On some concerns raised by businesses regarding the imposing of local taxes and fees by five municipalities. The participation in this meeting was quite wide with representatives from:

  • the Municipalities of Fier, Kukës, Puka, Selenica, Tropoja
  • business associations and chambers of commerce: AmCham, Confindustria Albania, FIAA, AREA
  • Ministry of Finance and Economy
  • Ministry of Defense
  • Ministry of State for Protection of Entrepreneurship

The discussion focused on (1) concrete proposals related to various current legal frameworks, (2) the need to build a manual to explain clearly the methodology for establishing local government taxes and fees for which MFE expressed commitment, (3) transparency on tax and tariffs imposed by municipalities and other complex issues faced by the business to pay local taxes.

Working Group on Local Taxes, Tirana, 27 February 2020

Investment Council is supported by the Ministry of Finance and Economy, the EBRD and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)