The State Secretary at the Ministry of Justice and Administration Josip Salapić said that amendments to the Disraint Law have been sent into urgent parliamentary procedure so as to enter into force on December 1st, since they provide for the exclusion of Christmas bonuses from the possibility of enforced payments.
“By amending the law, we are expanding the circle of income exempt from enforced payment, and above all we mean Christmas bonuses and they will not be able to be included in enforced payments,” said Josip Salapić after today’s government cabinet session.
The amendments also reduce the costs of distraint, so, he said, the cost of enforced payment, for example, for the amount of 100 kuna, which so far amounted to 800 kuna, will now amount to a maximum of 350 kuna, since, among other things, the costs of obtaining a certificate for enforced payment that costed 250 kuna plus VAT have been discontinued.
“The cost must be paid, the culture of payment must exist, but the costs (of enforced payment) must also protect the dignity of the debtor,” said Salapić.
“We believe that with these amendments to the law and new institutes, especially the modernization of enforced payment with electronic communication, we have reduced the costs of enforced payment to our debtors, protected the rule of law and enabled, in accordance with the Law on Obligations, obligations to be implemented, but in a manner that does not burden citizens and lets us protect the system,” said Salapić.
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