The president of the Association of Workers on the Internet (freelancers), Miran Pogačar, said today that he had not received an invitation from the Ministry of Labor, Employment, Veterans and Social Affairs to participate in the working group for drafting a law on flexible forms of work that should regulate their tax obligations.
“We have not yet received an invitation to participate in the working group for the drafting of the law on flexible forms of work, which should also regulate our tax obligations, so we will soon have to remind the state of the promise it made after our protests,” Pogacar told Beta. .
He added that freelancers have not yet received tax solutions for the last six years according to the amended Law on Personal Income Tax, which provides for a transitional solution for their tax obligations until the drafting of the law on flexible forms of work.
The new law, as announced by the Government of Serbia, should enter into force on January 1, 2022, and should permanently regulate the tax obligations of freelancers.
Two associations of these workers, the Association of Online Workers and the Association of Freelancers and Entrepreneurs, after several protests in the first half of this year, agreed with representatives of the Serbian Government to accept the offered conditions for paying taxes until the adoption of the law on flexible forms of work.
Although they asked for a write-off of taxes that they had not paid since 2015, and the Tax Administration did not provide them with solutions until October last year, most online workers from those two associations agreed to the state’s offer that the non-taxable part of monthly income be 570 euros. which is about 67,000 dinars.
The amendment to the Law on Personal Income Tax, after protests and negotiations, envisages raising standardized, non-taxable costs from 43 percent to 50 percent and applying a total tax rate of about 56 percent to the rest of the income, instead of 80 percent.