Deputy Finance Minister Dilshod Sultanov named three main business complaints regarding the tax authorities: corruption, incompetent employees and inspections, Kun.uz correspondent reports.
“The first thing that confuses business is tax audits and the powers of tax authorities. I would like to state: we have analyzed all our past mistakes, all our hard experience in the past and we can confidently say that from now onwards, no inspector will have the right to independently appoint a tax audit,” Sultanov said at a meeting with entrepreneurs and experts at the Center for Economic research and reform, which provided a platform for discussing the Tax Code in a new edition.
According to the deputy minister, all audits will be conducted through the State Tax Committee on the basis of mechanisms to identify and prevent tax evasion schemes. At the same time, Sultanov noted that large taxpayers, regardless of their level of implementation of tax legislation, will periodically be subject to inspections.
“Audits are needed only to identify unscrupulous taxpayers. If for some reason a bona fide taxpayer gets checked, it will be carried out as quickly as possible and without costs for the taxpayer,” he said.
The second direction, where there are complaints from the business side, is the competence of tax authorities. “In this regard, attestation of tax employees are carried out. No one will receive the right to conduct tax audits without the availability of certain skills and knowledge for this,” the deputy minister said.
“The third problem is corruption. Here we will include all of our capabilities and technologies in order to create a system of incentives that are not related to accrual and additional charge. This is a system of incentives based on KPI for each tax inspector, as well as feedback to quickly find out if the counterparty is involved in illegal activities,” Sultanov added.