To avoid paying 20% VAT, the Ukrainians will make the fourth parcel from abroad to relatives expert

Чтобы избежать уплаты 20% НДС, украинцы будут оформлять четвертую посылку из-за границы на родственников - эксперт

Because of the tax, which is going to enter the Ministry of Finance and State fiscal service, the payment of VAT at 20% for the fourth parcel from overseas, avoid tax, the Ukrainians will issue such orders to their relatives.

This opinion in comments to the correspondent of ГолосUA said the President of the Ukrainian analytical center Alexander Okhrimenko.

“Smuggling was, is and will be. As the country has a huge number of online stores that sell the contraband, and this initiative does not apply. The same stores that sell the officially, will recommend clients to purchase the fourth parcel to another person,” – said the expert.

As noted A. Okhrimenko, of course, this measure is not convenient, so people will look for ways not to pay for the fourth parcel.

“Fully track your parcel can only store that sells specific goods. Because otherwise the owner will have problems with the tax authorities, which otherwise will be to take concrete action against the store. Therefore, the official brand stores will be forced to provide customers with two options to choose from – or to pay 20% VAT or purchase the fourth parcel to another person,” – said the analyst.

Of course, according to the expert, to execute the fourth parcel will be for wife, husband, son or daughter, as the tracking is conducted on specific names, not family.

“In this case we are talking about officially working stores. But, if we talk about the “gray” shops that are semi-legal, as they were not paid and will not pay. And will continue to work in this format,” – summed up Alexander Okhrimenko.

We will remind, on October 25 in Kiev, during a closed meeting of the working group for the study of changes in the Customs and Tax codes of Ukraine, the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine, State fiscal service proposed to introduce VAT on international packages, which are imported to Ukraine, if their value exceeds 22 euros.

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