Czech Premier Proposes to Raise One Sales Tax Rate, Ihned Says

Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas proposed raising only one of two sales-tax rates as he seeks to appease lawmakers opposed to higher taxes, reported, without citing anyone.

The government bill designed to cut the budget deficit originally envisaged a one percentage-point increase in both sales-tax rates, to 15 percent and 21 percent, respectively. Necas now proposes to raise only the lower rate, the website of Hospodarske Noviny newspaper said.

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