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You're reading: Crimean taxpayers see 14% rise in tourist tax in May-August

The Crimean taxpayers from May through August 2012 paid about Hr 6 million in tourist fees to the consolidated budget, which was 14% up year-over-year, the press service of the State Tax Service of Ukraine reported on Friday, Sept.7.

The press release, referring to Head of the Ukrainian Tax Service
Oleksandr Klymenko, noted that for the further development of the
economy of the resort it is necessary to extend the cooperation of the
tax service and local authorities, including in the management of the
tourist fee.

“I must state that there are many unresolved issues in the
administration of the tourist fee. It’s possible to make the management
of the tourist fee efficient only through to the active cooperation of
three interested subjects: the tax service, the local authorities and
representatives of the hotel business. Meanwhile, there has been
somewhat positive progress,” he said.

Klymenko also reported that in May-August this year the total tax
payment from Crimea to the Ukrainian consolidated budget was Hr 2.2
billion.

He said that the simplified taxation system, which is rather popular
among the entrepreneurs, had stimulated business in the autonomy.

“In 2012 every third Crimean mini-hotel was a taxpayer of the single
tax. In the last year, another 100 enterprises in the hotel sector chose
the simplified system. We’re already seeing a positive effect: the
collection of the single tax in Crimea for this holiday season doubled
compared to last year,” Klymenko said.

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