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OKS will not support higher taxes and levies for self-employed

The Civic Conservative Party (OKS), which sits in parliament as a faction of the Most-Híd party, will not support proposed increases in taxes and levies on self-employed people (živnostníci) and people working via special agreements, said OKS chairman Peter Zajac at a press conference on Thursday, March 10. The plans were floated by the Finance Ministry and the prime minister earlier in the week but have not yet been fully defined.

The Civic Conservative Party (OKS), which sits in parliament as a faction of the Most-Híd party, will not support proposed increases in taxes and levies on self-employed people (živnostníci) and people working via special agreements, said OKS chairman Peter Zajac at a press conference on Thursday, March 10. The plans were floated by the Finance Ministry and the prime minister earlier in the week but have not yet been fully defined.

The four OKS MPs say that they will not support reforms carried out at the expense of taxpayers that leave the state untouched. "OKS doesn't agree with transferring the expenses of the reform on to the shoulders of self-employed people," Zajac stressed, as reported by the TASR newswire, adding that OKS "supports decreasing employees' deductions, but this can't happen to the detriment of the self-employed and people working on agreements". According to Zajac, decreases in taxes and deductions should be achieved by "savings of other public officials". OKS said it had therefore prepared its own suggestions aimed at a recovery in the public finances, increasing employment and support for economic growth.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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