Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

BUSINESS IN SHORT

Financial Admin files complaint

THE FINANCIAL Administration (FS), which administers Slovakia’s tax and customs systems, has filed a criminal complaint related to the troubled introduction of its new IT system. The complaint will be based on the findings of an inspection carried out by the Supreme Audit Office (NKÚ), which stated that the law on public administration information systems was violated, the TASR newswire reported.

THE FINANCIAL Administration (FS), which administers Slovakia’s tax and customs systems, has filed a criminal complaint related to the troubled introduction of its new IT system. The complaint will be based on the findings of an inspection carried out by the Supreme Audit Office (NKÚ), which stated that the law on public administration information systems was violated, the TASR newswire reported.

“Based on these findings, the Financial Administration submitted a criminal complaint against an unknown perpetrator with the Bratislava I District Police Directorate,” said FS spokesperson Miroslava Slemenská, as quoted by TASR, adding that measures have been adopted that should prevent anything similar from taking place in future.

Meanwhile, the parliamentary committee for finance announced that all the information systems operated by the Financial Administration will be checked by experts from the Slovak University of Technology (STU) in Bratislava. In particular, they are to make an audit of the recently launched but malfunctioning IT system and evaluate whether the FS should revert to using its old system, the SITA newswire reported.

The FS has encountered serious problems over recent weeks due to the malfunctioning of its new IT system. This has led to several sackings, including those of the FS’ general director Igor Krnáč and Competence Centre head Miroslav Mikulčík. The latter formerly led the Tax Directorate, one of the FS’ forerunners, but was sacked from that post last year.

Top stories

Budgetary deficit supposed to be under 1 percent for the first time

MPs approved the public administration budget for the next year, with 82 voting for it, and 59 against.

Finance Minister Peter Kažimír

President to appoint missing Constitutional Court justices

The court will have its full complement of judges after three years.

President Andrej Kiska

Austrian natural gas station close to Slovak border exploded Video

The incident, which claimed one fatality and at least 18 injuries, also created an emergency in a Slovak village close to the Austrian border.

The explosion of Austrian natural gas station in Baumgarten, December 12.

Blog: Environmental sustainability is the future for sustainability in business

A great example of how you can make a difference by sharing your passion with others: Ivana Maleš, co-founder of the Institute for Circular Economy, describes her journey to a sustainability consultant.

Illustrative stock photo