In 2017, the growth of local budgets revenues amounted to 31% or UAH 45.3 billion. This indicator measures the effectiveness of the decentralization reform, in particular, its sectoral course, stressed Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine Hennadii Zubko, commenting on the results of local budgets implementation for 2017.
According to the Vice Prime Minister, in 2017, the general fund of local budgets received UAH 192 billion, or 107% of the appropriations approved by the relevant authorities. He noted that only 40 out of 998 local budgets, that are engaged in direct relations with the state budget, have not ensured the implementation of the planned indicators.
"21 regions have achieved growth rates above average in Ukraine. The highest rates are in Ternopil, Vinnitsa, Ivano-Frankivsk, Khmelnytsky, Volyn, Transcarpathian, Kherson, Kirovograd regions", he stressed.
The Vice Prime Minister pointed out budget revenues from land tax increased by 13% (UAH 3 billion). The said is indicator is above the mean in 22 regions of 25. The highest ones are in Zhytomyr, Transcarpathian and Ternopil regions.
Apart from that, Hennadii Zubko stressed local budget revenues grew by 39.3% (UAH 31.1 billion) due to personal income tax. "In 18 regions out of 25 growth rates for this indicator are above the average in Ukraine. The highest showings are in Ternopil, Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi, Vinnitsa, Kherson, Volyn, Khmelnytsky, Transcarpathian and Kirovograd regions," he underlined.