Finance ministry plans to take TADAT results into account for fiscal service reform
Ukraine's Finance Ministry plans to take into account the results of performance assessment using the Tax Administration Diagnostic Assessment Tool (TADAT), when planning reforms for Ukraine's State Fiscal Service, Finance Minister Oleksandr Danyliuk has said.
A TADAT performance assessment report was posted on the ministry's web page on Friday.
"We started talks two years ago with the European Commission about the necessity of conducting an independent appraisal of how taxes are administered in Ukraine, and today we have the results, which we will include in the action plan for reforming the fiscal service. We will show the Cabinet of Ministers the plan as soon as we agree on all the details with stakeholders in the project," the Finance Ministry quoted Danyliuk as saying.
According to the TADAT report, the absence of an automated exchange of information between tax agencies with banks and financial institutions is among the negative findings, although the tax database is administered well.
In addition, the absence of a comprehensive plan for encouraging voluntary tax payment, the lack of assistance provided by the fiscal service to taxpayers to prevent mistakes and poor control over uncovering tax errors were mentioned.
The TADAT report also indicates the level of tax obligations is too high.
All conditions have been created in Ukraine for filing timely tax returns and paying them, and tax agencies abide by tax conflict settlements and regularly publish plans and results of their activity, the report says.
A diagnostic test was conducted from February 12 to February 26, 2018 as part of the TADAT study.