Government supports liberation package expansion

(ČIA) The government approved on March 30, 2020, the proposal to waive off VAT for the free delivery of goods that helps mitigate the effects of the spread of the disease. The measure covers masks, respirators and other protective equipment, but also disinfectants and raw materials for their production. The waiver applies from March 12 for the entire duration of the state of emergency. This was stated by Minister of Finance Alena Schillerová (for ANO). The government has also supported the expansion of the liberation package, under which taxpayers will be able to pay road tax advances due in April and July until October 15, 2020. Minister of Transport Karel Havlíček (for ANO) added that construction companies can expect an increase in the State Transport Fund’s budget by CZK 6.5bn to record CZK 113bn.



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