Unwarranted GEL 2 billion write-off planned as part of tax amnesty
Two important changes are being made to the the tax code:
The Government is selling its share in the Georgian Lottery Company
On January 14, 2016, the Georgian government put up 70% of its shares in the Georgian Lottery Company for sale. The auction was to end on January 28, but the deadline was extended to February 4 and then again to February 11.
Over 10,000 socially disadvantaged Tbilisi residents will go unserved by the free cafeteria program in 2016
In recent days, the funding in the 2016 Tbilisi budget for free cafeterias, which serve Tbilisi’s socially disadvantaged population has been actively discussed. This post presents information, analysis, and recommendations grounded in the research.
A brief assessment of the 2016 budget
On 1 October, 2015 the Government sent the 2016 draft budget to the Parliament of Georgia. It is notable that:
Open Budget Survey 2015: Georgia Scores 66
9 September 2015, Tbilisi – According to the Open Budget Partnership’s biennial global report Georgia scores 66 in 2015 Open Budget Index.