aA
Lithuania's national road carriers' association LINAVA is staging a protest in Vilnius on Wednesday to pay attention to the government's decision to increase the tax rate on daily allowances of posted drivers.
Vilkikai prie Kalė uosto
Vilkikai prie Kalė uosto
© AP / Scanpix

The government decided in October that drivers' daily allowances would be tax free as of January, if their salary amounted to 1.65 of the minimum monthly salary, compared to the existing coefficient of 1.3.

LINAVA representatives want the coefficient not to be changed, saying that the increase could spark a wave of bankruptcies or the transfer of business abroad.

"We, representatives of the small business, it's the last opportunity to attract the government's attention and to make it wake up and recall its decisions that would simply bury small carriers," Mecislavas Atroskevicius, secretary general at LINAVA, said in a statement.

Carriers say the decision to increase the coefficient was made at a time when the EU is deliberating the Mobility Package which, they say, will further undermine their competitiveness in Europe.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
|Populiariausi straipsniai ir video

Five cities may get another EUR 30 mln to buy electric buses

Lithuania's authorities are considering providing another 30 million euros in EU money to Vilnius,...

Top court finds restrictions on waste-to-energy plants unconstitutional

The 2018 amendments to Lithuania's Law on Waste Management that imposed a ban on building...

Lidl gives up plastic bags in Lithuania (1)

The German retail chan Lidl has given up plastic bags in Lithuania. Other major retailers say they...

Ukrainians coming to Lithuania to work should be better informed about working conditions

Ukrainians coming to Lithuania to work should be better informed about working conditions after...

Leading Swiss engineering consultancy plans to double its Vilnius team

Engineering consultancy CSD Engineers has announced plans to double the size of its team in Vilnius...

Top news

Vilnius district municipality backs further asphalt-paving of PM's street

Vilnius District politicians on Friday decided to endorse a strategic activity plan for 2020–2022...

People returning to Lithuania from China advised to avoid contact

People who have returned from China where the new COVID-19 coronavirus is spreading are advised to...

EU leaders fail to agree on new budget: Nausėda hopes for decision over month

EU leaders on Friday failed to agree on the Community's 2021-2027 budget amid disagreements over its...

Macron's envoy for dialog with Russia to visit Lithuania

French President Emmanuel Macron 's envoy for strategic dialogue with Russia is expected to come to...

Vilnius resident suspected of forging ID and other documents of various countries

Criminalists from Vilnius police have busted a man who is suspected of forging ID and other...

|Maža didelių žinių kaina