In 2017 the government has failed to create a financial investigation service. It on a press-conferences on December 19 said the Minister of Finance of Ukraine Alexander danyluk, reports the correspondent of the edition «GORDON».
«What we failed to do? Unfortunately, this year the financial investigation service have not been established. Though it all began more than a year ago,» he said.
According to danyluk, he advocated the elimination of the tax police in Ukraine.
«All of 2016, I worked to eliminate this harmful structure… We need to move away from the business pressure and to obtain a structure that can effectively deal with economic crimes», – said the Minister.
21 December 2016 the Verkhovna Rada has supported the bill No. 5368 «On amendments to the Tax code of Ukraine». It provides for the elimination of the tax police. Instead it creates a new body – the financial police, whose activities will be regulated by a separate law.
Jan 10, MP from the «Samopomich» Tetiana Ostrikova reported that the Verkhovna Rada by mistake excluded the category of «Tax police» of the Tax code, which entered into force on 1 January 2017. According to her, it was planned that the rate of elimination of the tax police will come into force together with the new law establishing a financial police.
The head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on taxation and customs policy, people’s Deputy from BPP Nina Southerner said that when proofreading the text of the law was discovered a mistake. She added that now in the Tax code there are two articles that contradict one another. According to one, the elimination of the tax police takes place from 1 January, and according to the second elimination will be only after the development of the new law and create new law enforcement Agency.
Finance Minister Oleksandr danylyuk, said on 12 January that the tax police should be liquidated.
In profile Committee of the Verkhovna Rada said that the tax police will act before the entry into force of the law on financial police.
On 22 March the Cabinet had previously approved the draft law on the establishment in Ukraine the State service of financial investigations.
Danyluk: unfortunately, in 2017, we have not established a financial investigations service 19.12.2017