Ukraine can eliminate the tax police. The financial police may take its place. Volodymyr Dubrovsky, Center for Social and Economic Research CASE Ukraine`s economist, analyzed whether it is positive or negative during the talk show on the ‘Holos Stolytsi’ (‘Voice of the Capital’) radio station.
‘This body has to be rebooted. This is not just renaming as many think. Its functions change. Most importantly, new people will be recruited on a competitive basis to fulfill those functions. It is important, that it will not be subject to Tax Office team. You know, two decades ago it was created as a punishing body led by Mykola Azarov.
It was directly subordinate to the President, whose bonuses were counted from fines and failure penalties. There was a power unit with this body. It was subordinated to the head of the body.
And now it is all about separating these functions. The Tax Office – as it is called now – must serve. The functions of some major abuses analysis, identification of major abuses and combating it should be carried out separately. To do that, it should not be subordinated to the head of the Tax Office.
Read the full interview [in ukrainian].