New government looking to reinstate mobile tax

13 Jan 2012

Reuters reports that the Croatian government proposed on Thursday to reintroduce a 6% ‘special tax’ on mobile phone services that the previous administration scrapped last October. Under a proposal being put to parliament next week, the tax would re-enter force until 30 June 2013, with the aim of raising ‘some HRK300 million (USD50.5 million) annually to the budget,’ the government claimed, as it attempts to raise public finances to improve a sovereign credit rating that is hovering only just above ‘speculative’ grade.