Lecaj, Veli and Syla, Bekim (2020) INFORMALITY IN KOSOVO. ECONOMIC VISION - International Scientific Journal in Economics, Finance, Business, Marketing, Management and Tourism, 7 (13-14). pp. 262-271. ISSN 2545- 4544

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In many developed countries and especially in developing countries the phenomenon of Informality is widely spreaded, which despite the global reach and despite the negative effects it has, this phenomenon has nothing to do with current activation and the definition of this placement of measurements and its classification. Through this study, informality is defined as a phenomenon that encompasses all economic activities but also judicial activities that businesses undertake to hide from the state, activities that are undertaken to bypass and neglect compliance with other business and legal policies. Therefore, as such, this phenomenon entails the concepts of tax evasion, informal employment and under-declaration of employees’ wages as well as the financial turnover of businesses. In general, informality causes economic costs when the state fails to establish stability of the business and socio-legal market operation and tax collection, which hinders economic growth, weakening the ability of the government to offer social goods for the citizens, as well as creating unsustainable operating environment. Thus, by offering motivation for small firms to remain as such and continue to embrace the option of evasion (in taxes or labor), losing this opportunity to create more opportunities to work in the formal economy, also, generating inequality between evasionists and non-evasionist, that creates the motivation for greater evasion involvement. So, informality leads to unfair competition, and puts more burdens on formal businesses. In this paper, you will find identified a few of the several aspects that have affected the non-formal sector, considering labor laws, aimed to present the links between certain policies, laws, and regulations in one side and unofficial employment and tax evasion on the other side, gaining understanding of new conclusions, leading towards choosing new strategies facing the damage caused by informal economy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Informality, Legal Strategy, business, Unemployment, informal environment
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2020 02:08
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2020 02:08

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