NIS No. 1 among 200 greatest budget contributors in 2013

May 14, 2014

Today the Blic daily published a list of the 200 companies that contributed the most to the state budget last year. NIS is the first, and the only company on the list that contributed over RSD 100 billion. Last year NIS paid RSD 120.6 billion, 30% more than in 2012. NIS' tax contributions accounted for approximately 14% of the revenue of the budget of the Republic of Serbia. Philip Morris, Telekom Srbija, British American Tobacco Vranje and Japan Tobacco International are on the Blic list, with payments ranging from RSD 10 to 50 billion. They are followed by companies contributing between three and five billion dinars, including Apatinska Brewery, Telenor, Monus, Delhaize Serbia, Carlsberg Serbia and two banks: Intesa and Komercijalna banka. Finally, companies contributing between one and three billion dinars last year include Fiat, Coca Cola, Raiffeisen Bank, UniCredit Bank and Societe Generale Bank. The Blic reports that 80% of the 200 biggest contributors are majority-owned by international companies. The rest are public undertakings and few domestic entrepreneurs, contributing towards last year's state budget in taxes and benefits.