The Verkhovna Rada intends to unify the approach to the determination of the composition of revenues and expenditure of budgets of local self-government, regardless of the status of the settlement.
The corresponding bill №3614″On amending the Budget code of Ukraine concerning the harmonization of the provisions of the budget legislation in connection with the completion of the administrative-territorial reform” based on the meeting on Wednesday was supported by 320 deputies, Interfax reported.
The bill proposes to introduce a single, unified approach to determination of the composition of revenues and expenditure of budgets of local self-government, regardless of the status of the locality (village, town, city, district, regional level, etc. and their associations). In particular, it is proposed to expand the composition of their revenues through income that is “fixed” today regional budgets, and in this regard to identify separately the income and expenses of local budgets (budgets of territorial communities of villages, settlements, cities and their associations) and district budgets.
It is also proposed to exclude from regional budgets the mechanism of horizontal equalization fiscal capacity of local budgets; eliminating district budgets among “recipients” of educational and medical subsidies, subsidies for the implementation of investment projects, etc.
As stated in the explanatory note to the document, the bill is developed in connection with the adoption of the law “On amendments to some laws of Ukraine concerning the definition of territories and administrative centers of territorial communities”, dated 16 April 2020 with the goal of “establishing an adequate resource base for the implementation of powers of local self-government bodies on a new territorial basis.”
The Verkhovna Rada