Taxation system discussed in Almaty rgn

Over the past 3 years, revenues to the budget of Almaty region increased to 51 per cent, in 2016 amounted to 139.8 billion tenge. It was reported by Governor of the region Amandyk Batalov during the visiting session of the Finance and Budget Committee of the Mazhilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Taldykorgan.
Almaty 30 October, 11:18

A. Batalov reported to the Deputies on the socio-economic development of the region, as well as on the state of tax revenues.

"Region's income to the state budget from 37.2 per cent in 2013 increased to 52.8 percent in 2016 or increased by 15.6 percentage points over the past three years", A. Batalov said.

The Governor of the region also noted that the issue of improving the quality and efficiency of tax administration discussed at the meeting contributes to the solution of many social and economic problems of the population and will ensure transparency of business.

During the meeting on stimulating the economy by providing transparency and improving taxation, first Vice-Minister of the National Economy of Kazakhstan R. Dalenov, Deputy Chairman of the Committee of State Revenues of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan A. Kipshakov, member of the Finance and Budget Committee of the Mazhilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan S. Simonov and Deputy Governor of Almaty region Zhenis Tuyakov delivered their reports.

In the course of the speech Zh. Tuyakov made proposals on improving the taxation system taking into account local conditions. For example, the new draft of the tax code provides for the introduction from January 1, 2018 of a monthly payment of social payments for small businesses. Currently, payment is made twice a year, while the bank commission is withheld for each settlement and cash service regardless of the amount of payment. If a new provision is introduced, this will create an additional burden on small and medium-sized businesses, as the cost of bank fees will increase sixfold.

Having voiced these and his proposals, Zh. Tuyakov expressed confidence that the amendments and additions to the tax code will be supported and the measures taken will contribute to an increase in the tax base.

The meeting continued with a discussion of the main issue and further directions of work.

It should be noted that the working visit of Deputies to the region continued with visits to a number of facilities. The Delegation got acquainted with the work of the Koksu sugar factory, the dairy farm of PE "Karimov", the industrial zone "Taldykorgan".

In addition, the Deputies visited the park of culture and recreation "Zhastar" and the Palace of schoolchildren.