Telecom industry has asked Parliament to amend tax legislation

Телеком-отрасль просит Раду внести изменения в налоговое законодательство

The country’s largest industry Association that brings together operators and providers of telecommunications, Internet Association of Ukraine, Association of the rightholders and content providers (TNA), sent to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine with a request to initiate legislation and to amend the Tax code of Ukraine and Law of Ukraine “About application of registrars of settlement operations”. This initiative, confident in the IAU and appk, aimed at supporting small and medium business in the sphere of telecommunications.

– The Association of rights holders and content providers, Internet Association of Ukraine, professional Association of business entities in the telecommunications sector, expressing their respect to the protection of the interests of their members, I ask You to initiate legislation and to amend the Tax code of Ukraine and Law of Ukraine “About application of registrars of settlement operations”, – said in the letter. – Suggestions of associations take into account the peculiarities of work of operators and providers of telecommunications and teleinformation services and aims to support small and medium business in the sphere of telecommunications.

In a letter to the deputies of the Telecom Association please amend subparagraph 8, subparagraph 291.5.1 of paragraph 291.5 of article 291 of the Tax code. The changes are intended to clarify that maintenance and operation of private telecommunications networks do not fall under the restrictions of the work under the simplified taxation system:

– When conducting inspections of the State fiscal service very often confuse two very similar types of activities in telecommunications: the provision of services on maintenance and exploitation of telecommunications networks and maintenance and operation of private telecommunications networks having different contents and different modes of taxation – explain the representatives of the Telecom industry.

Also IAU and appk are asking for in article 9 of the Law of Ukraine “About application of registrars of settlement operations” add sub-item 13: “the provision of services by operators and providers of telecommunications and teleinformation services, subject to payment for such services through the payment systems (cards) and the lack of space settlement”.

Usually telecommunication service for the purposes of the law of Ukraine “On telecommunications” and software service for the purposes of the law of Ukraine “On television and radio broadcasting” are made through electronic classrooms of consumers using payment systems (cards) and the lack of designated settlements, that makes impossible the application of registrars settlement operations or design books, – explained in the letter. – However, this mechanism is not provided in the current legislation, which can further block the work of the telecommunication systems. Therefore, there is a need to provide for the possibility to carry out such operations without the use of registrars settlement operations or passbook in the absence of a permanent place of settlement.

Телеком-отрасль просит Раду внести изменения в налоговое законодательство

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