Competitiveness of the Serbian Economy Through the Prism of Tax Incentives for Foreign Investors

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Darko Marjanović


In order to make Serbia the most attractive investment destination in relation to countries in the region, special attention should be paid to the current tax incentives granted to foreign investors. Hence, the aim of this paper is to find the opinion and attitudes of foreign investors in the relevant research and analysis regarding the importance of tax relief for their investment in Serbia. Tax incentives are one of the most important tax instruments that can play a decisive role on foreign investors when choosing an investment location, and therefore to increase the competitiveness of the Serbian economy. In this paper, special attention will be given to tax incentives in certain areas for the business of foreign investors, depending on the way foreign investors enter the Serbian market. The methodology of empirical research in this paper is based on a quantitative approach to the collection of primary data through the survey of relevant subjects, the comparison of collected data, and the analysis of the causality of the investigated phenomena. On the basis of the obtained results it can be concluded that the greatest influence on the investor when making a decision on investing in Serbia is tax incentives in corporate income tax.

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