Three-day workshops for the unemployed are currently being held in Bijelo Polje and throughout Montenegro within the Second Call of the Employment Service of Montenegro for the award of grants for self-employment.

Through the Agrobudget for this year, 617 agricultural farms, of which two thirds from the northern municipalities, achieved non-refundable support in the amount of up to 50 percent of the investment for the purchase of machinery and equipment. A total of 1.7 mil. euros was invested, and the ministry paid a grant of 834,000 euros.

Five unemployed women with disabilities will be trained for ready-made jobs, and after receiving the certificate, three of them will be employed for a period of one year, it was announced at the press conference on the beginning of the project "Training and Employment of women with disabilities in the Protection Workshop".

At the tenth session of the Economic Development Council proposals of the Package of economic measures aimed at mitigating the consequences for the economy and the citizens of Bijelo Polje caused by the COVID 19 virus pandemic were discussed.

The Center for Civic Education (CCE), as part of the project "Put corruption in the museum", carried out a measurement of transparency of local governments and made a Transparency Index of Montenegrin municipalities.

Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development will launch two public calls for agriculture and rural development support through the Cluster Development and Rural Transformation Project for 2020 on Monday, February 3rd, implemented by the Government of Montenegro in cooperation with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

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Municipal Decision on tax reliefs

Article 4

Companies and entrepreneurs referred to in Article 3 shall be introduced and identified the following financial incentives:

  • exemption from payment of communal fee for construction land,
  • exemption from payment of the fee for the use of municipal roads,
  • exemption from payment of surtax on personal income tax,
  • exemption from paying tax on real estate above 0.1% of the market value of the real estate.

Article 5

The tax exemption from Article 4 item 1 investor (company and entrepreneur) is realized in the amount up to 7,000.00 euros per one newly employed worker, or newly opened workplace, and can be used only if by investing, it increases the number of employees for 5 or more employees.

The incentives referred to in Article 4 item 2, 3 and 4 of this Decision shall also apply to existing companies and entrepreneurs in the area of ​​the Bijelo Polje municipality for the extension of the economic activity referred to in Article 3 of this Decision, and can only be used if the expansion increases the number of employees for 5 or more workers and is valid for a period of 3 (three) years.

Note: The new Regulation on Business Zones was adopted on December 13, 2016 and was published in the Official Journal of Montenegro, No. 77/2016.

The municipality is obliged to until 21.06.2018, in accordance with the Government Regulation, adopt a new Business Zone Decision.

We are also referring to the Decision on the fee for communal equipment for construction land that was published on 29.12.2015. in the "Official Journal of Montenegro - Municipal Regulations" No. 48/15.

Tax reliefs – New Government Regulation on business zones

Article 15

For employed people working in a business zones, the business zone user does not pay:

1) Contributions for compulsory social insurance for salaries (contributions for pension and disability insurance, contribution for health insurance, unemployment insurance contribution) and contributions for the Labor Fund;

2) Personal income tax;

The amount of the relief referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article can not exceed the maximum allowable aid intensity of 60% for medium and 70% for small companies, in accordance with the regulations governing state aid.

The user of the business zone may use the incentives referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article, for a maximum period of five years from the date of employment of persons in the business zone.

For the employee referred to in paragraph 1, item 1 of this Article, the user of the business zone calculates, suspends and pays the employee from the earnings of the employee: the contribution for the pension and invasive insurance at the rate of 15,0% contribution to health insurance at a rate of 8.5% and contribution to insurance against unemployment at a rate of 0.5% upon payment of earnings.

The basis for calculating the contribution referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article shall be gross employee earnings.

The user of the business zone pays the calculated surtax of income tax.

In addition to the relief referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article, the beneficiary of the business zone shall also exercise the right to other incentives in accordance with the law and special regulations governing state aid, although they must not exceed the maximum allowable amount of incentive in accordance with paragraph 2 of this Article.

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