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Albania: Constitutional Amendment on Parliamentary Immunity Passed

(Dec. 31, 2012) On September 18, 2012, the Assembly of Albania (the parliament) approved constitutional amendments that provide for automatic lifting of parliamentary immunity from criminal prosecution for legislators, judges, and other high-level government officials in corruption cases. (Press Release, Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe (OSCE), Head of OSCE Presence Welcomes Restriction of […]

Albania: New Tax on Use of State-Owned Land

(June 11, 2010) Albania's Parliament adopted a law on April 22, 2010, that initiates a tax for the use of state-owned land for construction (Law No. 10270, On the Right of Privatization of Used State-Owned Land and the Tax Levied on the Right of Use of State-Owned Land). This law came into effect on June […]

Albania: Tax Procedures Changed

(Mar. 1, 2010) Albania's tax procedures have been amended by a law that became effective on February 5, 2010. Law No. 10209 amends tax reporting, violation, and penalty provisions of the Law on Tax Procedures. There will no longer be a minimum penalty amount; instead the penalty is 5% to 25% of the tax liability. […]