The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine stands for significant simplification of the use of payment transactions recorders (PTR), because this will allow not only to remove additional financial and time burdens on business but also to take a meaningful step forward in fighting against gray market , smuggling and illegal trade. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during a meeting with representatives of business and line associations dedicated to the issues of simplifying the use of PTR.
The Prime Minister recalled that the idea of such easing arose during the drafting a law protecting business rights the "mask show stop" initiative. "At the same time, we discussed the need to fight the gray market and protect the rights of consumers. This (effective use of RTR) is also a tool in fighting illicit trafficking, the Head of Government noted. It is of predominant importance to ensure order in the country and paying taxes honestly".
The meeting agreed that the existing scheme of registrars is too complicated. Acting Commissioner of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine (SFSU) Myroslav Prodan noted that today the price of software for registrars is from UAH 4 to 20 thousand, and monthly maintenance makes up not less than UAH 200. Confirmation of the operation - paper check, which is still pasted into cash books. It requires numerous applications and documents and a minimum of 5 days to complete the reports. This is not surprising that entrepreneurs in such circumstances often avoid any registrations, and therefore paying taxes and fees. According to business representatives, this situation forms a huge imbalance between white and gray business.
A new initiative developed by the Government and the State Fiscal Service is the polar opposite of the current system. The key difference is on-line registration via phone or tablet, lack of supporting documents, no subscription fee and the use of an electronic check with QR-code, which will be automatically entered in the register, available in the tax office's electronic cabinet. The SFSU plans to use two independent datacentres, and to provide software for them by saving money on other projects through the use of the ProZorro public procurement system.
Acting Commissioner of the SFSU stressed that the proposed use of the PTR is easily integrated with other SFSU systems and accounting programs.
The business representatives highly praised the innovation. "A fairly progressive system. There is a need for economic fiscalization - this will be a step forward for the eradication of smuggling and gray imports. White business gives a green light to this system ", said Anna Derevyanko, Executive Director of the European Business Association.
The sides agreed that the new system, if approved, could be launched as a pilot project within the next three months.