We will certainly have at least basically a 5 percent increase in VAT because they did not accept the amendment of VMRO-DPMNE to keep the VAT at 5 percent for electricity, but now the Government will go to 10 percent, and from June That means 18 percent, said VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski, asked during a visit to the municipality of Aerodrom on Sunday.
Mickoski added that his information from the Regulatory Commission says that the energy companies have not submitted the calculations yet.
“I don’t know if we will have an increase in the price of electricity, that should be said by the Regulatory Commission.” My information from the Regulatory Commission is that the energy companies have not submitted the calculations yet. But as far as the tax is concerned, before the VAT it will surely be 5% now and an additional 8% at least according to the official policy of the Government, because they rejected the amendment of VMRO-DPMNE to keep the 5% preferential rate of VAT for the price of electricity”, said the leader of opposition VMRO-DPMNE.
“As for the Government’s position that it produces enough for the needs of EVN Home, or the households supplied by EVN Home, then why is it necessary for us to import. Between the 12th and the 18th of December, 2.5 million euros worth of electricity was imported, and in about 40 days, the electricity import alone is close to 40 million euros. And additional import of coal and fuel oil. The hydropower plants are at 16 percent, the Negotino thermal power plant operates with only one boiler, and REK Bitola operates with two units at 75 percent”, Mickoski noted.