VAT collection: as good as it gets

We nudge up tax revenues forecast for 2016, by EUR 397 mil. (0.49 % GDP) compared with June figure. Higher than expected profitability of companies has a positive effect on CIT collection. Besides, we have observed significant improvement in VAT effective tax rate. Updated forecast increases tax revenues by EUR 558 mil. for 2017 (0.66 % GDP), EUR 649 mil. for 2018 (0.73 % GDP) and EUR 595 mil. for 2019 (0.63 % GDP) compared to June. New legislative measures further increase tax revenues, while macroeconomic outlook has a negative impact on forecast.