Saturday, 3 July 2010

Yanukovych promises to eliminate corruption among tax officials

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has promised an adequate reaction to inappropriate tough actions of tax officials towards taxpayers.

"I am warning everyone that any facts of improper fulfillment of their duties, displays of corruption and excessive toughness towards entrepreneurs will get a swift and adequate response," the president said during the festivities dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the State Tax Service of Ukraine in Kyiv on Friday.

The head of state has said that the internal security directorate of the State Tax Administration and other relevant services to step up efforts towards eradication of corruption, "which unfortunately exists among the tax officials."

At the same time, Yanukovych said that the tax service made progress in fighting illegal schemes.

The president said that the issue of the VAT reimbursement is among the priority tasks for the administration. He called on the government and the parliament to jointly settle this issue soon

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