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Central Eastern European Tax Guide 2017

Company: MAZARS

Welcome to Mazars’ fifth annual Central and Eastern European (CEE) tax guide.

As usual, the purpose of this year’s guide is to provide an overview of the tax systems of the CEE region, as well as to highlight the changes introduced from 1th January 2017.

The main findings of our updated summary suggest there has not been any dramatic change in tax strategies. A few countries are attempting to slightly increase their revenues from social and health care contributions. On the other hand, the moderate amount of these changes clearly demonstrates that there is not much room to increase the tax burdens of employers. In addition, some countries attempt to boost competitiveness and stimulate investments by reducing corporate income tax rates. The question is whether it is a key factor in business decisions or not.

The publication aims to help investors understand the complexities of the various CEE tax regimes, as well as in comparison to each other. In the Country List section the tax systems of 19 countries of the CEE region are presented, based on data provided by the relevant Mazars offices. In the Compare section, you are able to customize the profiles of the countries by comparing at least two or all of them against a set of more than 20 criteria.

As a detailed analysis is always needed before making any strategic business decision, we have included contact information for our offices and experts: please feel free to get in touch with them directly with any questions.

Sándor Szmicsek 
Tax and legal services 
Mazars Hungary

The tax guide can be viewed here.

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