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Programmers in Romania released from income tax

Europe lacks programmers, especially IT industry lacks those professionals – the problem face both: highly developed countries and those, that are chasing the forefront. Struggle for professional programmers is a fact, and with time the problem will probably grow. Therefore, companies and countries are developing strategies to give these employees an advantage in this race. An example is Romania, which releases the mentioned professional group from income tax.

The solution may be, of course, to invite programmers from other countries. But after a while, they can leave. A serious increase in the number of students in these field may, in turn, negatively affect the quality of teaching and level of skills of graduates. To give out diplomas will rather not improve the situation. Therefore, companies are increasingly trying to attract their employees to keep them for longer. This direction is followed by countries, just like Romania does it.

Romania wants to exempt from income tax all the programmers. Currently, such a privilege has only a part of them. This way the government wants to keep them in the country. Currently, in Romania, from the income tax there released those programmers, who work for companies whose annual revenue from software sales is at least $ 10 thousand per employee. These rules have been applied since 2004. Recently, the Ministry of Communications of Romania signaled that the state should take further steps to keep the IT experts in the country. The $ 10 thousand limit may be abolished in order to encourage start-ups, especially because IT is the best-paid sector of Romanian economy.

[Conference report] Webiz 2.0 – You can’t get enough of a good thing

We have the pleasure of reporting during one of the most attractive conferences on business internet usage taking place in Zrenjanin, Serbia, just now. This is the second time that this conference is being held, after the incredible success and interest peak of last year.

Webiz 2.0 has managed to once again to offer a collection of valuable lectures, gathering the foremost IT experts in the region. Interest was even higher this year, as the conference hall was packed to the ceiling on the first day. Even so, the organization was outstanding, and the participants did not have to think about anything other than keeping their attention on the speakers – and that was hardly the problem.

Apart from the popular names in HR (Dušan Vukanović), IT law (Žarko Ptiček) and others, keynote presentation was taken by Google (Maja Magdelinić). The first day was wrapped up by a presentation from one other eminent IT expert Dejan Petrović, from a renowned Australian company Dejan SEO.

You can join us at Webiz 2.0 via LiveStream enabled by LiveTV, and you can also follow the comments on Twitter using hashtag #webiz. The conference is being held in Serbian language.