Editorial: The tax of shame starts at 6.5 percent

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times February 17, 2017 10:55

Editorial: The tax of shame starts at 6.5 percent

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  • On the larger scale the episode highlights the additional cost of doing business in Albania. What is the cost of crime and insecurity, fear and lack of protection? The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has actually measured and quantified it. It is 6.5 percent of the gross annual revenues and for business who are more exposed to risk it goes up from there. This is how much business have to pay, this is their loss to criminals, to incidents like this, to kidnappings, thefts, bribes and racketeering.

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