12:00 / 23 Dec. 2014 / 854Most of the reforms that are required in Ukraine now, have already started being implemented in previous years. Today it is necessary to cast away political prejudices, and to ensure the continuity of the reforms and their predictability for citizens, businesses and foreign partners. At the time of crisis and entry into the European markets, […]
12:00 / 22 Dec. 2014 / 989A full-scale launch of the Electronic Taxpayer Cabinet and Electronic Remote Business Audits are the priority issues. Contacts of business and the state at the level of e-services would not only significantly speed up the procedural issues, but would eliminate the human factor. Electronic Taxpayer Cabinet. This tool has been put into operation in 2013 […]
12:00 / 21 Dec. 2014 / 772According to the businessmen, electronic services, which were implemented in tax and customs areas in 2012-2013, considerably simplified business environment in Ukraine. These assessments are reflected in the Ukrainian success in the World Bank Doing Business.
12:00 / 20 Dec. 2014 / 747Such initiative will make tax accounting simpler and clearer, will reduce the amount of time and cost for both business and tax officials. This convergence, as a strategic objective, has been documented in the Tax Code of Ukraine, adopted in 2011. Ministry of Revenue and Duties, together with the Investment Council formalized this idea into […]
12:00 / 19 Dec. 2014 / 822This will significantly simplify tax reporting by reducing document flow and reducing time spent on paying taxes. Corresponding initiative was proposed by the Ministry of Revenue and Duties in January 2014 and subsequently received approving comments of the public and business. The new Government has actually frozen implementation of this reform, and has assigned it […]
12:00 / 18 Dec. 2014 / 635In less than 2 years Ministry of Revenues and Duties of Ukraine led by Oleksandr Klymenko was able to reduce the number of taxes and duties in Ukraine from 135 to 22. Within the framework of continuation of the work on systemic simpli cation of the tax system, a concept on reduction of number of […]
12:00 / 17 Dec. 2014 / 749Today, in order to recover its investment potential and to increase competitiveness in world markets, Ukraine needs to ensure a decisive liberalization of the rules of conduct business. Ukrainian tax system needs transformations that would open access to entrepreneurship to anyone who feels the strength and desire to act. This entails not just arithmetical reduction […]
12:00 / 16 Dec. 2014 / 807The primary task is to overcome corruption at the border. To solve this problem, we propose the creation of a single control service on the border – a “Services One-Stop” for all regulatory bodies and customs with the maximum automation and electronization of all procedures, including in Ukrainian ports. It is necessary to maximally develop […]
12:00 / 15 Dec. 2014 / 817The rights of private property shall be most protected. An entrepreneur should be provided with available and reliable instruments of protection of his rights in judicial and law-enforcement system. For this purpose we propose to introduce an institute of Business-Ombudsman in Ukraine, who will protect the interests of both Ukrainian and foreign businesses in Ukraine. […]
19:53 / 14 Dec. 2014 / 1226Years of struggle and change of consciousness are needed in order to overcome corruption that has firmly rooted not only in practice, but also in minds of Ukrainians. But we are confident that through the introduction of a few simple steps, one can quite soon qualitatively change the situation. In order to fight corruption, we […]
22:30 / 13 Dec. 2014 / 799Too much of the budget funds in Ukraine are being spent on maintaining the state apparatus. These funds go to the officials, who are engaged in issuance of documents, 90% of which, according to the business, are not needed. Today in Ukraine there are: – Over 1,6 million of civil servants/officials. – Over 3000 various […]
19:07 / 12 Dec. 2014 / 705Rules and regulations in the tax sphere should be transparent, stable and most importantly, equal for all. Our priorities – a fair tax system, maximum support to small and medium-sized businesses, inventorying and curtailment of unjustified tax incentives of large businesses and financial-industrial groups. Combining of social contributions and income tax, reducing the burden on […]
16:23 / 11 Dec. 2014 / 880We must bring private enterprises back on the road of revival. Every person should be given an opportunity to make the best use of his talents, and the task of the state – is to create structures and conditions under which this can be done. We consider it necessary to provide support to entrepreneurial initiatives […]
12:00 / 10 Dec. 2014 / 889The Government should select priority specializations for its own economy. These are branches that trigger a spiral of economic growth and social development, create jobs. The Government must take all possible measures to use all tools to support, protect and stimulate the development of industry branches on which the stake is placed. We consider it […]
12:00 / 09 Dec. 2014 / 694– Increased domestic production of gas. – Extensive use of biofuels and other alternative fuels in industry and private households to reduce dependence on Russian gas. – Active introduction of energy saving technologies into the sphere of housing and utilities. – State program for improvement of energy efficiency of production.
12:00 / 08 Dec. 2014 / 763Fight against withdrawal of capital into offshore and low-tax jurisdictions by means of the full-fledged implementation of the Law on transfer pricing and Ukraine’s accession to the global system of automatic exchange of tax information, which is formed in within the framework of BEPS plan under the auspices of the OSCE. Law on transfer pricing […]
12:00 / 07 Dec. 2014 / 759– Fight against monopolies, improvement of antimonopoly legislation. – Creating equal opportunities for all market participants, promotion of fair competition. – Reorientation of the oligarchic economy on the free market economy.
12:00 / 06 Dec. 2014 / 798It is necessary to create all conditions for domestic enterprises so that they were able to take advantage of the Association Agreement, signed by Ukraine and EU, and to minimize the negative consequences for themselves at the same time. – Subsidies from the state budget for modernization of enterprises and for certification of products for […]
20:02 / 05 Dec. 2014 / 1292– Policy of reindustrialization of basic industries – modernization of production, introduction of high technology into the manufacturing process, increasing the level of labor safety. Introduction of tax on old capital assets to stimulate modernization and re-equipment of production, as well as replenishment of the Pension Fund. – Nationwide program for all industrial enterprises on […]
12:00 / 04 Dec. 2014 / 836During the 10 months of 2014: – Drop of Ukrainian GDP amounted to 1.1% in the first quarter of 2014, 4.6% – in the second and 5.1% – in the third. – The devaluation of the national currency – hryvnia – is up to 75%: from 8 UAH per 1 dollar in November 2013, to […]
12:00 / 03 Dec. 2014 / 901We can see three components of overcoming the humanitarian catastrophe in Donbas: 1. Creation of conditions for the voluntary return of IDPs to their places of permanent residence. Establishment of a special Coordination Center for assistance to internally displaced people in Donbas. Activities of the center should be regulated by a special law and should […]
12:00 / 02 Dec. 2014 / 794Creation of Export Processing Zone (EPZ) on the territory of the region, which will be oriented on both the CU market, and the EU market, which will allow Donbas to recover the economy, to preserve old and to create new jobs. Enterprises, working within the EPZ, should get the following opportunities: – Simplified procedure for […]
12:00 / 01 Dec. 2014 / 996Economy of Donbas does not need a face lift, but structural changes. We are firmly convinced the main stake in the development of the region should be placed on small and medium businesses, on private initiative and on formation of the middle class. This is important not only in terms of economic transformations, but also […]
12:00 / 30 Nov. 2014 / 867It is necessary not only to restore, but to build New Successful Donbas. A complete modernization of production, including introduction of energy-saving and environmentally friendly technologies, must become an integral part of the region’s recovery. Restoration of industry of Donbas, together with rising of living standards, – are a prerequisite for reducing social and political […]
12:00 / 29 Nov. 2014 / 747Conduct of local elections, a search for a compromise of the conflict resolution with the involvement of the Donbas population, which will necessarily include: 1. Economic autonomy of the region 2. Rights of Russian speaking citizens 3. Creation of a political institute to protect the regional interests, with no impact on foreign policy and security […]
12:00 / 28 Nov. 2014 / 724Establishment of an Advisory Group (Ukraine-Russia-EU-USA) to solve the current problems in the region: provision of humanitarian corridors, restoration of urban water supply, carrying out the full-scale heating season, ensuring operation of industrial facilities.
12:00 / 26 Nov. 2014 / 654The team, uniting economic experts, experienced state managers, entrepreneurs of Donbas, who know firsthand about the peculiarities and problems of the region, has developed a step by step plan for the restoration of Donbas. We believe that the first priority steps should be finding a political solution for establishment of peace in the region. However, […]
12:00 / 25 Nov. 2014 / 1108Direct revenue losses of Ukrainian budget at year-end can be UAH 16 billion (according to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine). Due to the mass closure of businesses in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, budget losses on tax payments amounted to more than UAH 4,4 billion. According to forecast, the drop of Ukrainian GDP at year-end […]
12:00 / 24 Nov. 2014 / 969More than 30 thousand people have lost their jobs in Luhansk region, as the result of combat actions. Not less than 100 thousand people, according to preliminary estimates, have lost their jobs in Donetsk region, as the result of combat actions. If this trend persists, up to 200 thousand people more will lose their jobs […]
12:00 / 23 Nov. 2014 / 189124 out of 95 state-owned mines are currently operating. 9 mines are drowned and beyond repair. Coal mining has been stopped at promising mines “Sverdlovantratsit”, “Rovenkianthracite”, “Oktiabr’skii rudnik”. Work of the whole colliery groups: “LisichanskUgol”, “Luganskugol”, “DUEK”, “Makeevugol” has been stopped. Over 70 000 miners were thrown idle. Because of...
12:00 / 22 Nov. 2014 / 980During 7 months of war in the region more than 20 thousand enterprises in the eastern regions had been shut down, which is 70% of their total number. Chronicle of enterprises’ shutdown: May, 8: Gorlivka chemical concern “Stirol” – 4000 employees June, 1: Severodonetsk chemical plant “Azot” – 8700 employees July, 24: “Gorlivka machine-building plant”- […]
15:20 / 21 Nov. 2014 / 1826During 7 months of war in Donbas: The degree of damage to residential properties in the cities of the ATO area, is ranging from 5 to 60%. For example, in Kramatorsk, – it is 12%, and in case of Nikolayevka, Avdeyevka, Seleznevka in the Donetsk region it reaches 60%. Because of the infrastructure damages, water […]