Dnes: Civic Democrats proposals include taxing president's income

30-06-2007

Czech newspaper Mlada Fronta Dnes has written that changes proposed by the Civic Democratic Party within planned government fiscal reforms, including taxing the Czech president's salary. Compared with incomes of other politicians, the salary of the head of state is not subject to taxes, the daily points it. One of the architects of the Civic Democrats' latest proposals, former finance minister Vlastimil Tlusty, told the daily "all incomes should be subject to the same tax system", adding there was "no reason" for any exceptions. The president's salary, Mlada Fronta Dnes reports, is 204,700 crowns a month (the equivalent of around 9,000 US dollars), plus a monthly special bonus of 190,500 crowns.