In this issue, we present the results of the survey of parafiscal levies paid by enterprises in Serbia, as well as two surveys of attitudes of young people: on entrepreneurship and social and political circumstances in Serbia.
In addition to tax, enterprises in Serbia pay a large number of non-tax charges, most of which are imposed by the Republic of Serbia. Only in 2011, approximately EUR 730 million was paid in non-tax charges. Compensation for the use and development of construction land and the state administrative tax make up more than half of all non-tax revenue in Serbia.
The majority of young people in Serbia are neither members nor supporters of any political party, as evidenced by the results of the survey of attitudes of the young on political circumstances. No institution in Serbia enjoys the trust of over half the respondents, with the political system least trusted of all. Disturbingly, more than half of young people have considered emigrating, and for one third emigration is still an option.
The survey of entrepreneurship and the young in Serbia shows that most young people want a secure, if less well-paid, job. One third of respondents are planning to start their own business, even though conditions for entrepreneurship were assessed as unfavourable. Most potential entrepreneurs can to be found among the unemployed and those with secondary-school qualifications.
Key words: parafiscal levies, non-tax revenue, tax in Serbia, political engagement, trust in institutions, emigration, young people, entrepreneurship, risk of doing business, unemployment
Prepared by the SURVEY-RS editors
Translated by: Katarina Marjanović