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Citizens in Croatia will be financially rewarded for reporting those that avoid paying tax under a new government campaign titled "Fair Play".
A new bill on fiscalization of cash transactions was sent by the government to parliament on Thursday, which will see businesses who trade in cash from next year having to introduce cash registers connected with the tax authorities.
"Fiscalization will force all those that trade with cash to finally start showing their invoices. The tax department will launch a big campaign called "Fair Play" which will encourage citizens to report bars, cafes, tradespeople, lawyers, dentists or hairdressers who do not issue recepits ot accounts which are not registered with the tax department. We will reward citizens who report taxpayers who do not register an account," said Nada Cavlovic-Smiljanec, Director of the Tax administration.
Croatian daily newspaper Vecernji list reports that those who report tax avoiders will get a 500 kuna (65 Euros) reward. The new fiscalization law, used as a process of overwhelming the grey economy in Croatia, is estimated boost the state budget by up to 1 billion kuna ( 132 million Euros).
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