«All of us
want to see economic growth and more investments into Ukraine as soon as
possible. These are a fair tax reform and a well-balanced budget which are the
best basis for the development of the Ukrainian economy», Minister of Finance
of Ukraine Natalie Jaresko said after her meeting
with the representatives of the governing coalition in the Parliament on
Wednesday, November 25, which was chaired by Parliament’s speaker Volodymyr Hroisman.
to Natalie Jaresko, the Ministry of Finance is ready
to present the Government the draft tax reform on December 2 which shall
significantly simplify the tax system and secure clear, equal and fair
regulations for all tax payers as well as simplify tax revenue management and
thus help eradicate corruption and reduce biased decisions by tax authorities.
convinced that the tax reform – apart from creating simpler rules, improving
tax revenue management and creating equal rules for all businesses in the
country – must bring more fairness in the taxation of citizens. We are not in
position to acknowledge the tax system which reduces taxes for the rich and
increases them for the poor. We also oppose any tax exemptions for selected
businesses», the Minister of Finance emphasized.
to Natalie Jaresko, the policy of the Ministry of
Finance is meant to support macroeconomic stability reached jointly by the
government, the President, the governing coalition and the National Bank. The
reform should also be in line with the goal of the Finance Ministry and the
entire Government to continue effective cooperation with the IMF under the
Extended Funding Facility and to receive the next tranche from the IMF as well
as, accordingly, a loan guarantee from the USA and other financial aid from the
international partners of Ukraine. The condition for this goal to be reached is
the adoption of the balanced state budget for 2016 by the Parliament and the
adoption of the tax reform able to establish a fair tax system.
our draft of the tax reform, we hope to enjoy a productive cooperation in the
Parliament", Natalie Jaresko said.