fbpx
Size of letters 1x
Site color
Image
Additionally
Line height
Letter spacing
Font
Embedded items (videos, maps, etc.)
 

Business opposes the adoption of draft laws abolishing the requirement to use cash registers in trade

22/ 09/ 2021
  On September 23, at the Verkhovna Rada, it is planned to have an extraordinary plenary session to consider a range of draft laws aimed at abolishing the current legislation on the use of RSOs and business liability for non-issuance of fiscal checks. The European Business Association has consistently supported the de-shadowing of Ukraines economy and creating transparent, equal, and civilized conditions for doing business in Ukraine. One of the key elements of such a policy should be the introduction of the European practice of fiscalization of settlement operations, ie the use of RSOs. The EBA experts were actively involved in the development and adoption of the so-called de-shadowing Laws №128-IX and №129-IX on software RSOs which would ensure the transparent rules of business and strengthen consumer protection. Business has repeatedly stressed that the rollback of reforms is unacceptable. After all, this will lead to the even greater strengthening of the shadow economy. And, as a consequence, the burden on transparent business will increase. And it is one thing when the rules are the same for everyone and quite another - when for some they are more advantageous. These are not the principles of a civilized country. And, I hope, good changes in the country will not be crossed by a single populist stroke, said Svitlana Mykhailovska, EBA Deputy Director for Advocacy. It is worth noting that law-abiding businesses have always opposed constant attempts to roll back fiscalization reform, including those aimed at abolishing software RSOs, gradual extending of the scope of RSOs, or even eliminating the requirement to use cash registers for the so-called risk groups such as consumer electronics, medicines, etc. Therefore, on the eve of a possible vote, the EBA would like to emphasize once again that we do not support the adoption of the following draft laws, which were registered in the Verkhovna Rada and aimed at rolling back the de-shadowing reform, namely №2338, №2338-1, №2453, № 2644, №2645, №2645-1, №2665, №3853-1, №3853-2, №3493, №4468 and №4490. At one time, the EBA prepared and sent a range of official letters to public authorities justifying why the above draft laws are harmful to law-abiding businesses and the Ukrainian economy as a whole. After all, the existence of the shadow economy affects not law-abiding business only, which is forced to work in unequal competitive conditions. The state budget, which does not meet billions of hryvnias every year, also suffers great losses. Moreover, consumers suffer as they cannot exchange or compensation in case, they buy a low-quality product. After all, without a fiscal check, the inspection bodies often do not have the possibility to prove the fact of purchase, or even to identify such a seller as a business entity and bring him to justice accordingly.   Be the first to learn about the latest EBA news with our Telegram-channel – EBAUkraine.

On September 23, at the Verkhovna Rada, it is planned to have an extraordinary plenary session to consider a range of draft laws aimed at abolishing the current legislation on the use of RSOs and business liability for non-issuance of fiscal checks.

The European Business Association has consistently supported the de-shadowing of Ukraine’s economy and creating transparent, equal, and civilized conditions for doing business in Ukraine. One of the key elements of such a policy should be the introduction of the European practice of fiscalization of settlement operations, ie the use of RSOs.

The EBA experts were actively involved in the development and adoption of the so-called de-shadowing Laws №128-IX and №129-IX on software RSOs which would ensure the transparent rules of business and strengthen consumer protection.

“Business has repeatedly stressed that the rollback of reforms is unacceptable. After all, this will lead to the even greater strengthening of the shadow economy. And, as a consequence, the burden on transparent business will increase. And it is one thing when the rules are the same for everyone and quite another – when for some they are more advantageous. These are not the principles of a civilized country. And, I hope, good changes in the country will not be crossed by a single populist stroke, “said Svitlana Mykhailovska, EBA Deputy Director for Advocacy.

It is worth noting that law-abiding businesses have always opposed constant attempts to roll back fiscalization reform, including those aimed at abolishing software RSOs, gradual extending of the scope of RSOs, or even eliminating the requirement to use cash registers for the so-called risk groups such as consumer electronics, medicines, etc.

Therefore, on the eve of a possible vote, the EBA would like to emphasize once again that we do not support the adoption of the following draft laws, which were registered in the Verkhovna Rada and aimed at rolling back the de-shadowing reform, namely №2338, №2338-1, №2453, № 2644, №2645, №2645-1, №2665, №3853-1, №3853-2, №3493, №4468 and №4490.

At one time, the EBA prepared and sent a range of official letters to public authorities justifying why the above draft laws are harmful to law-abiding businesses and the Ukrainian economy as a whole. After all, the existence of the shadow economy affects not law-abiding business only, which is forced to work in unequal competitive conditions. The state budget, which does not meet billions of hryvnias every year, also suffers great losses. Moreover, consumers suffer as they cannot exchange or compensation in case, they buy a low-quality product. After all, without a fiscal check, the inspection bodies often do not have the possibility to prove the fact of purchase, or even to identify such a seller as a business entity and bring him to justice accordingly.

 

Be the first to learn about the latest EBA news with our Telegram-channel EBAUkraine.

If you have found a spelling error, please, notify us by selecting that text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.

Start
in the Telegram bot
Read articles. Share in social networks
0 Shares

Spelling error report

The following text will be sent to our editors: