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The Government of the Republic of Srpska is continuously working on creating and improving a favorable business environment. In that sense, with the aim of improving the fiscal sector and reducing the fiscal burden, the Register of tax and non-tax benefits was established, which is a unified overview of all tax and non-tax benefits that exist in the Republic of Srpska, both at the national and local level.The Law on the Tax System of the Republic of Srpska stipulates that all tax and non-tax benefits that are not entered in this register do not create an obligation to pay.

The price of electricity in the Republic of Srpska is among the lowest, both in the region and in Europe. The average price of electricity for industrial users in the Republic of Srpska in 2018 was 0.051 € / kWh.

Detailed information on electricity prices by individual consumption categories and tariff rates is available on the websites of Elektroprivreda RS (https://ers.ba/) and the Energy Regulatory Commission of RS (https://reers.ba/).

The prices of communal services (water, waste collection, heating) are formed at the local level and differ from city to city.

Below is an overview of the prices of communal services for business users in some of the cities of the Republic of Srpska:

Water with sewage Gargabe collection Heating
Banja Luka 1.59 € / m3 0.08-0.33 € / m2 87.5 € / MWh (without VAT, invoice per consumption)
Bijeljina 1.33 € / m3 A lump sum of € 5.5 per month 80.75 € / MWh (6 € / m2 of heating surface)
Trebinje 1,35 € / m3 (excluding VAT) 0.13 € / m2 (excluding VAT)
Gradiška 1.63 € / m3 (excluding VAT) 0.2-0.41 € / m2 (excluding VAT) 70.7 € / MWh (billing period 6 months)
Zvornik 1.82 € / m3 (excluding VAT) 0.34 € / m2 (excluding VAT) 4.05 € / m2 (per unit of heating space)

*The operating costs shown can be used for preliminary cost estimates. Prices are derived from the price list of service providers in the mentioned cities. Since the prices of communal services are formed at the local level, information on the prices of communal services for a specific local community should be sought on their websites.

Prices of fixed and mobile telephony

Different user packages are available on the market of the Republic of Srpska, from several operators. Average prices of fixed and mobile telephony vary depending on: zone, call duration and user package.

Current price list of M-tel telephone services: https://mtel.ba/Binary/439/cjenovnik.pdf.