Oleksandr Klymenko: «Ukraine – it is one big offshore»
Oleksandr Klymenko, the leader of the «Uspishna Kraina» party, stated that entrepreneurs will pay «salaries in envelopes» without the trust of the state in business.
“If we take the EU member states or the CIS area, transfer pricing – is a standard of living today. CFC – is a controlled foreign corporation and its taxation – is a standard of living. Nowadays, Ukraine in this context – is one large offshore. Thus, we have a huge hole, which absorbs billions, meanwhile we are trying to block some tiny streams in order to find something… In some measure Ukraine is a feudal country, where there are clans, clans have their own representatives, who defend the interests of and fight for it …”, – Klymenko said.
He emphasized that the state should confide in business, because “when an entrepreneur realizes that he has a salary fund, which can be economically paid. On the other hand, he can pay salary in envelope. I’m talking about the system of cashing”. Klymenko also noted that during his work the state began to cope with this problem.
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“When we started to fight, the VAT [which was collected to the budget] has increased from 3 billion to 7 billion (average indicators) and has exceeded all the macroindices. We were struggling with it [system of cashing]. It was a systemic work. I can wear the shoes of an entrepreneur, who understands the following: today he can cash out UAH 100, he will lose a certain percentage and will have criminal problem in future. He will face with this problem some time or other. Or he has an economic potential to pay salaries to his staff. This is extremely important. The state takes a step forward. How? It lowers prices. It is a comprehensive program”, – he concluded.