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A leader of the Entrepreneurs Union predicted that a new VAT law

will go into effect January 1, 1996 that will lower the tax from 25 to 23 percent. The new law will not change the 750,000 Sk limit (three month turnover) for registration to pay the VAT. The Entrepreneurs Union has proposed to the Ministry of Finance to introduce a special 15 percent income tax for small entrepreneurs who do not exceed certain income levels, the leader added.

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Testing is impossible to carry out as planned, president says

President Zuzana Čaputová asked the government to reconsider measures for people who do not get tested, many will not get a chance.

President Zuzana Čaputová met with the representatives of the armed forces.

The big test is upon us. What are we to do?

For a foreigner living in Slovakia, there is yet another concern.

Health care professionals still lacking ahead of Saturday's testing

Government avoids mobilisation for now, PM offers an extra bonus to health care professionals who can serve the whole weekend.

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News digest: Who will take the swabs?

The government offers hundreds of euros to health care staff for testing. Curfew ends on Saturday for some. Take a look at testing sites and more.

PM Igor Matovič helped with testing in Tvrdošín.