The newly formed coalition government of Slovakia has agreed to reduce the corporate tax rate in the recently agreed economic program.
According to the plan, the four canoes coalition led by Prime Minister Robert Fico, and with the participation of parties of center-right and center-left political spectrum, corporate tax will be reduced by one percent to 21 percent in 2017, a further reduction of corporate tax could be considered at a later stage. In addition, the program provides for the reduction of the administrative burden for businesses in an effort to stimulate growth and reduce unemployment.
Nevertheless, the plan also weakens efforts to reduce the budget deficit in Slovakia, the budget surplus is not expected until 2020, two years more than the previous period.
In comments made after a “marathon negotiations” between four governing partners, Fico said: “The timetable within which the declaration of the program was adopted is an important signal to Europe that Slovakia is a politically stable country and this is particularly important in light of the Slovak Presidency of the Council EU “.