Management of the State Fiscal Service held a meeting with representatives of embassies, missions and international experts. "The goal of these meetings is to take stock of the year and discuss the prospects of the cooperation with international partners for the future. This year our cooperation with international partners has been quite effective and promising. We launched many joint projects. And we have many plans for the next year", said the Chairman of the SFS Roman Nasirov at the meeting.
Cooperation with the international community is extremely important area of the SFS activity. Roman Nasirov outlined the priorities for joint work with international partners in the customs and tax spheres. Thus, among the priority areas of cooperation in customs for 2017 are joining the common transit system (NCTS), coordination activity of border agencies, improving border infrastructure, development of risk management, electronic exchange of preliminary information, development of administrative measures against smuggling and violations of customs rules.
"We are looking for your help and support in the modernization of information systems, effective control of transfer pricing, the implementation of automatic exchange of tax information with foreign competent authorities, that will be an effective tool in fight against tax evasion", said Roman Nasirov.
Also the Chairman of the SFS focused on the results of 2016 activity. In 2016 the state budget received record revenues from SFS. In 2016 the revenues to the state budget increased by 30%. For 11 months, the state budget received an additional UAH 154.7 billion. Also the SFS significantly increased revenues to the local budgets: from the beginning of the year the local budgets received UAH 131.3 billion.
Among the priorities areas of the next year, as the Chairman said, are further digitalisation of the process of taxes and fees administration. In turn, representatives of the international community stressed the need for further reforms, fighting corruption and legalization of the economy. In their opinion, that has a positive impact on the investment attractiveness of the country.