Establishment and Development of Tax system – Disadvantages and Advantages of Taxes. The Case of Kosovo

  • Driton BALAJ University of Prishtina - Faculty of Economics
  • Teuta MULAKU-BALAJ Tax Administration of Kosovo


This paper aims at assessing the development of the tax system and identifying the disadvantages and advantages of taxes applied in Kosovo during the 2000 - 2013 periods. This paper also focuses on the Tax Administration, its performance and the assessment of domestic tax revenues. Despite the progress made during this period, it can be concluded that the tax system of Kosovo has been incomplete and not fully implemented. Its reform is still in the perfecting stage but the professional staff needs to be mobilized and the public administration should be depoliticized in order to overcome the setbacks and obstacles encountered up to this period and to implement it Kosovo wide. The results also show that the Kosovo Tax System is underpinned by indirect taxes which are the most important source of tax revenues, the Value Added Tax in particular.


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How to Cite
BALAJ, Driton; MULAKU-BALAJ, Teuta. Establishment and Development of Tax system – Disadvantages and Advantages of Taxes. The Case of Kosovo. Journal of Advanced Studies in Finance, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 2, p. 117-128, jan. 2017. ISSN 2068-8393. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 13 july 2024.
Journal of Advanced Studies in Finance


tax structure tax reform; government revenue