On April 28th, the President Petro Poroshenko signed the Decree № 180/2016 “On the countermeasures to the tax base reduction and income movement abroad." This was the reason the working group was established under the rule of the Chairman of the Committee on Taxation and Customs Policy of Verkhovha Rada of Ukraine - Nina Yuzhanina.

The IT community of Ukraine in the working group is represented by the "IT Ukraine" Association employees Magdalena Patshyk, CFO of Cogniance company  and Jan Zaichenko, chief accountant at Cogniance. Magdalena and Jan both have extensive experience of working with partners and customers at the international market, as well as the experience of working at the large consulting companies of the Great Four.

At the first meeting of the working group participants discussed draft laws on a single declaration (Amendments to the law "On Amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine and laws of Ukraine (concerning voluntary single declaration of property status of individuals and the introduction of indirect methods of control)", as well as the changes to the currency legislation for the purpose of its liberalization.

At the meetings strategic issues are discussed as well and tactical important aspects: what should the tax rate for facilities located in Ukraine and abroad be, deadlines for submitting "zero declaration" and other topics. The next step is the final approval of the amendments to the previously mentioned laws and the start of their implementation in the legislative system of the state

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