The protests of the Parliament and blocking the rostrum: in the Parliament almost revived the tax police

Today, February 23, the Verkhovna Rada considered in the second reading the bill No. 0940 “On amendments to the Tax code of Ukraine regarding the taxation of inheritance and clarify certain provisions”, the amendment to which I could return the legal status upraznenij from the beginning of 2017 the tax police.

During consideration in Parliament there is debate around the amendments to the law on amendments to the Tax code.

After the speaker of Parliament Andriy Parubiy gave the floor to the Chairman of the Committee on taxation and customs policy Nina Southerner, a group of deputies from different political forces prevented her performance, blocking the rostrum. They claimed the violation of the Regulations, claiming that MPs want to “drag” a bill to restore the tax police.

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“I beg to accept the amendment. We could not eliminate the tax authority. Must be a special procedure providing for the transfer of all cases from one authority to another,” said the Southerner.

In turn, Finance Minister Alexander danyluk said that the resumption of the legal status of the tax police will lead to a delay in the establishment of the financial investigation Service.

“I believe that the tax police – a repressive organ pushing against a business that does not reduce the number of financial crimes. This heritage must remain in the past. The renewal of the powers of the tax police will lead to a delay in the establishment of the country’s new financial investigation Service”, – said the Minister.

The bill number 0940 on the taxation of inheritance deputies adopted for voted 278 deputies at minimum necessary 226 votes. However, the amendment, which legally “reviving” the tax police have failed, gaining only 194 votes.

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Thus, today, the Parliament held an event which called on deputies not to vote for the resonance correction.

Photo: Facebook / Svitlana Zalishchuk

Photo: Facebook / Svitlana Zalishchuk

Photo: Facebook / Svitlana Zalishchuk

Today’s attempt to return to the “law of life” on the police commented on the financial analyst specialist sales of debt securities at Dragon Capital Sergey Fursa on his page in Facebook. The expert noted that Ukraine needs replacement tax police, “intelligence is the mask show“.

“It is not important what finally buried the Tax police like what her funeral will accelerate the adoption of the Law on Service of financial investigations,” said Fursa.

As reported, during the passage of the bill on amendments to the Tax code to improve the investment climate (the law No. 1797-VIII) at the end of 2016 in Parliament was made a technical error when renumbering.

“De jure legal status of the tax police now – “outside the law”. De facto it is not eliminated, employees are not dismissed, the proceedings are transferred, continues its activities”, – described the situation the people’s Deputy Tetiana Ostrikova (“samopomich”Union faction).

“At the end of 2016 due to a technical error, the Verkhovna Rada has announced the tax police out of the law from January 1, 2017… whether to correct the error, again legalizing repressive tax police? You obviously don’t. We must move forward”, – said earlier the Minister of Finance.

A bill on the establishment of the financial investigation Service provides a number of basic principles on which it is planned to create financial police:

  • replacement of the power of the analytical approach;
  • downsizing to 2.5 thousand people (currently 15 million);
  • non-interference in the work of an honest business;
  • updating of staff through a transparent competition and an independent selection Committee, representatives of the power block – no more than 25%;
  • wages, which will reduce the risk of corruption and provide an opportunity to attract the best people.

Note that the law establishing a financial police and referred to in the Memorandum with the International monetary Fund.