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Factsheet for measure HR-2020-14/360 – Updated – measures in Croatia
|Country||Croatia , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 01 April 2020 – 21 July 2020|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial)
|Author||Predrag Bejakovic (IJF)|
|Measure added||07 April 2020 (updated 08 November 2021)|
According to the Law on the Protection and Preservation of Cultural Goods (OG 69/99, 151/03, 157/03, 87/09, 88/10 i 61/11), the monument annuity (fee, rent) has two bases: by location - performing activities in immovable cultural property or in the cultural-historical area; and according to the activity – the acquisition of income from activities determined by the Law. The rent is paid monthly during the year for all months in which the payer performs the activity in the amount of 0.05 % of total income. The companies in tourism sector recorded a significant drop of revenues due to the current crisis, so they demanded from the government to reduce the burden of taxes and various fees.
The companies in tourism sector recorded a significant drop of revenues due to the current crisis, so they demanded from the government to reduce the burden of taxes and various fees. The Law on Amendments to the Law on Protection and Preservation of Cultural Goods stipulates that, in the case of special circumstances, the payment of the monument annuity may be suspended. Therefore, on 20 March 2020, the Minister of Culture issued a Decision suspending the payment of the monument annuity for a period of two months (OG 37/2020).
This measure will cover around 100-120,000 companies, most of them being very small and medium size companies, with around 200 thousand employees.
Not yet known at this stage.
|Does not apply to workers||
Sector specific set of companies
||Does not apply to citizens|
No special funding required
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement as case not in social partner domain||No involvement|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
No social partner involvement.
Due to the nature of the measure, social partners were not involved.
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|I - Accommodation And Food Service Activities||I55 Accommodation|
|I56 Food and beverage service activities|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2020), Suspension of tax payments for monument annuity to support tourism industry, measure HR-2020-14/360 (measures in Croatia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/HR-2020-14_360.html
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