Rada unblocks signing of law on expanding tax audits from Dec 1 as part of its obligations to IMF
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, after consideration, rejected both draft resolutions to cancel its decision of November 9 to adopt at the final reading draft law No. 10016-d on amending the Tax Code and the law on the collection and accounting of single social security tax on the resumption and expansion of tax audits.
As noted in the legislative initiative cards posted on the parliament website, they were rejected and withdrawn from consideration on November 25.
At the same time, member of the Holos faction Yaroslav Zhelezniak said that 53 MPs voted for draft resolution No. 10016-d-P (with the minimum required 226) at a plenary meeting on Saturday.
"Parliament has unblocked the signing of the bill on a partial return of tax audits," the parliamentarian wrote on his Telegram channel.
The purpose of the document is for Ukraine to fully fulfill its obligations under the Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policy dated December 8, 2022 (with the IMF) in terms of limiting the moratorium on tax audits.
According to the Rules of Procedure of the Verkhovna Rada, the speaker cannot sign an adopted law and submit it to the president for signature before the "blocking" draft resolutions are considered in the meeting room.
Article 48 of the Rules, in particular, provides that decisions of the Rada can be canceled before the law is signed if a MP discovers violations during voting and within two working days submits an application to the speaker about this, and also submits a draft resolution to cancel the corresponding solutions. Next, the Rada considers this issue at a plenary meeting. At least 226 MPs must vote for the adoption of such a draft resolution.