The MP from the OPPOSITION BLOC Oleksandr Dolzhenkov said about this in his speech from the rostrum of the Verkhovna Rada during the consideration of the draft Law No.6776-d "On Amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine on Provision of Budget Revenues Balance in 2018".
"Can we afford this mechanism of distribution of funds, in particular through taxes, which are currently considered the draft law? Definitely not. High taxes can afford rich countries. In order to raise the level of GDP even to the level of 2013, it is not necessary for us to introduce a moratorium on an annual increase in taxes, we need to reduce the level of the tax burden," Dolzhenkov emphasized.
He noted that as of 2013, the GDP level was 183 billion dollars, as of 2017 – 92-93 billion dollars. "The level of distribution of GDP through the consolidated budget is the same 40-45%. This means that the bulk of the cash flow is distributed by the state," the parliamentarian said.
"It is necessary to reduce the level of tax burden on the wage fund, to introduce a moratorium on the application of the norm, to which the draft law is directed. The OPPOSITION BLOC fraction does not consider expedient and correct fiscal methods to raise the minimum wage and stimulate the real sector of the economy. Only through reducing the tax burden, we will be able to increase production volumes," Oleksandr Dolzhenkov emphasized.