Tax and customs offices in Slovakia collected Sk201.365 billion (€ 6.684 billion) from taxpayers in revenue for the state budget from January to September of this year, which was Sk7.085 billion (€235.2 million) less than had been projected.
Tax revenues made up Sk194.879 billion (€6.469 billion) of that sum, which was lower by Sk8.351 billion (€277.2 million). Non-tax revenues amounted to Sk6.486 billion (€215.3 million). Local tax collection on goods and services, representing Sk139.663 billion (€4.636 billion) as of September 30, was the prevailing item in tax revenues. Value-added tax (VAT) collection was Sk97.576 billion (€3.239 billion). Excise tax collection was Sk42.087 billion (€1.397 million), which was Sk3.491 billion (€115.9 million) less than had been projected, the Central Tax Administration announced.
Collected income tax, profit tax, and capital gains tax amounted to Sk54.341 billion (€1.804 billion) as of September 30, 2008, which was 107.8 percent of the projected amount. Corporate income tax amounted to Sk49.601 billion (€ 1.646 billion) of this sum, personal income tax paid by private individuals amounted to Sk39.077 billion (€1.297 billion). The state budget transferred Sk38.978 billion (€1.294 billion) to the budgets of counties, towns, and villages as part of fiscal decentralisation. Collection of the withholding tax reached Sk4.641 billion (€154.1 million) at the end of the ninth month and revenue from property tax was Sk33.8 million (€1.122 million) at the end of August. The state collected Sk813.3 million (€ 27 million) in taxes on international trade and transactions, of which Sk798.8 million (€ 23.71 million) was import duty.
In 2008, tax and customs offices are to collect Sk277.933 billion (€9.226 billion) according to the approved state budget. Tax revenues are projected at Sk270.973 billion (€8.995 billion) and non-tax revenues at the remaining Sk6.96 billion (€231 million). In 2007, collected tax revenues were Sk265.588 billion (€8.816 billion) and exceeded the annual projection by 4.42 percent. Tax revenues were higher by 4.15 percent or Sk10.291 billion (€341.6 million) and amounted to Sk258.296 billion (€8.574 billion). Non-tax revenues exceeded the annual plan by 15.2 percent or Sk961.9 million (€31.9 million) and reached Sk7.292 billion (€242.1 million) at the end of the year. SITA
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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