The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko sent a letter to the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Andrew Parubiy with a request to cancel the changes legislators made to the tax legislation regarding VAT for exporters of agricultural products. As the press service of the head of state, this was stated by first Deputy head of the presidential Administration Vitaliy Kovalchuk.
«The President drew the attention of parliamentarians to the negative outcry about the changes to tax legislation from the side of agricultural producers, farmers, and citizens, as well as the inconsistency of these changes with the commitments undertaken by Ukraine when joining the world trade organization and the signing of the Association Agreement with the European Union», – said Kovalchuk.
The President’s comments relate to the adopted by Parliament on 7 December to the laws «On the state budget for 2018» and «On amendments to the Tax code of Ukraine and certain legislative acts of Ukraine on ensuring the balance of the budget revenues in 2018». The Verkhovna Rada voted for the abolition of the reimbursement of value added tax during the export of soybean, rapeseed and sunflower since March 1, 2018.
Also in reference to the head of BP, the President of Ukraine has stated that it finds absolutely unacceptable changes in the sphere of social protection of servicemen. Poroshenko offered Paruby «to organize for the abolition of provisions which make it difficult to pay a one-time financial assistance at dismissal of the military personnel, persons of private and governing structures and the police.»
The intention to review the rules of the state budget for the year 2018 in terms of social security of military servants December 18, stated in the Verkhovna Rada. So, the head of Committee concerning national safety and defence Sergey Pashinsky at a meeting of the conciliation Board noted that «with the adoption of the state budget was adopted, the provision that reduces social standards of our military, namely the regulation of severance pay».
«On Wednesday the budget Committee give us a recommendation to hold a clarification on the article about social protection of servicemen, and we will be able to vote in the hall of refinement. Only then will be able to sign the budget. Hopefully, there will be political will of all factions to support our troops,» – said the speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Andrew Parubiy.
Poroshenko called on Parliament to review the changes to the taxation of agricultural exports – Kovalchuk 18.12.2017