‘Temporary’ tax break grows wildly popular

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Policemen surround tents set up by objectors for a non-stop sit-in during a demonstration against proposed tax changes, on Independence Square in Kiev, early on December 3, 2010. Small business leaders say the new tax code is weighed heavily against them and in favour of big businesses, which they allege are close to President Viktor Yanukovych's ruling Regions Party. AFP PHOTO/ SERGEI SUPINSKY
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 Ukraine’s so-called simplified tax system first appeared in the late 1990s as a temporary remedy for small businesses struggling under byzantine tax rules.

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