Association with the EU? Does the Ukrainian tax and agrarian policy meet the requirements of the EU

Association with the EU? Does the Ukrainian tax and agrarian policy meet the requirements of the EU

The problems of the Ukrainian tax and agrarian policy are that it completely contradicts the requirements of the tax and agrarian system of the European Union. Let’s consider it on concrete examples.

The repeated appeal to the President, the Prime Minister of Agrarian and Economic Sciences, and the producers of our country with the demand for the immediate abolition of predatory taxes imposed by the government on agricultural products in the form of value added tax, which was completely abandoned for the development of agricultural production before the introduction of a special tax regime . In addition, we introduced a tax on the import of all consumables for the agrarian sector, which, unfortunately, are not produced in Ukraine: agricultural machinery, spare parts for it, fungicides, insecticides, seeds of the best hybrids of various crops, and so on. In parallel, the fixed fixed agricultural subsidies have been raised several times, as well as rents on state owned land have been raised (almost 7 times).

At the same time, in the countries of the European Union, namely, in the very heart of the EU-Germany, a diametrically opposed tax and agrarian policy is being pursued! What association with the EU can be discussed if the Ukrainian government and the President put into effect the laws that destroy the agricultural production of Ukraine!? Unlike our country, in 2015, Germany provided direct subsidies to agriculture of more than 22 billion euros, as well as 7 billion euros of indirect subsidies, in general, German farmers allocated 29 billion government aid. Including 1.6 billion allocated specially for the development of organic food products!

In addition, in 2008, there are already 2,000 biogas plants in the agricultural sector in Germany, about 5,000 in 2009, and today there are about 50,000 such plants. In addition, the leading EU country stimulates the production of agricultural products, which are raw materials for the production of biofuels (bioethanol in particular).

As far as taxes on German farmers are concerned, it should be noted that those pension contributions they pay to the budget from their income are almost entirely returned to farmers, in addition to fully compensating for health insurance payments so that they constantly feel the care of the federal government .

This is the German tax and agrarian policy, and as far as the EU Agricultural Policy is concerned, it is known that in the EU budget, by 2015, around 36% of the total EU budget was allocated to the agricultural sector subsidy (the total amount of subsidies is 46 billion euros).

With all the concern of the European Union Government about producers in all countries (EU member states), aid to farmers in Germany is the most significant. As a result, more than 80% of agricultural production of German production is exported mainly to the countries of the European Union. Against this background of the European government’s concern about its farmers, the tax and agrarian policies of our president and government are shoutingly different from the policy of comprehensive support for farmers in Europe.

In my appeal to the President and the Government, with a request to return a special tax regime to Ukrainian peasants and not to raise the multiple-fixed agricultural tax, land rent, and other requests made in my letter, I received (after more than a month) an answer. The Ministry of Agrarian Policy of Ukraine, signed by the First Deputy Minister Y. Krasnopilsky, who would perhaps please a mistreated employee of the Ministry of Agriculture, who compiled the project submitted to me the response.

In this reply, the Ministry of Agriculture emphasizes that: The Ministry of Agrarian Policy consistently advocates support for agricultural sectors and agricultural enterprises of all forms of ownership, in particular the maintenance of the special regime of taxation of value added tax in the field of agriculture and forestry, as well as fisheries.

In addition, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy: “Understanding the difficulties encountered by agricultural enterprises in connection with the adoption of the Law of Ukraine dated 24.12.2015 No. 909-VIII” On Amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine and certain legislative acts of Ukraine on ensuring the balance of budget revenues in 2016 year The Ministry of Agrarian Policy informed the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine and the National Bank of Ukraine about the negative consequences that could be caused by the implementation of such tax innovations”.

As we see from the answer of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy, his figures partially understand the perniciousness of their adopted laws for the peasants of Ukraine, but begin to feed them with promises of some kind of direct fantasy grants in the amount of 450 billion UAH or 210 billion UAH, that is, the amount is several times less than that amount , which is picked up by agrarians. The mythicity of these promises is more than obvious, because the budget of Ukraine has a huge deficit, it’s worth mentioning only one 147 billionth debt of the Pension Fund of Ukraine!

Yes, and why pick money from agrarians? Is that to promise to return them? (Joke)?!

One can not help surprising the agrarian and Ukrainian public as a whole with the following statement from the Ministry of Agrarian Policy: “According to clause 4.1.2 of clause 4.1 of Article 4 of the Tax Code of Ukraine, one of the principles of the tax legislation of Ukraine is equality of all payers before the law, prevention of any manifestations of tax discrimination – ensuring the same approach to all taxpayers regardless of social, racial, national, religious affiliation, forms of ownership of a legal entity, citizenship of an individual, m This source of capital. Given the above implementation of such proposals unequal and disadvantage all other market participants”.

It seems that employees of the Ministry of Agriculture, including its leadership, have forgotten that “to put on a level playing field for different producers in Ukraine” is not only impossible, but impossible, because all industrial production in any country carries out its industrial activities in closed premises, specially adapted for a particular type of activity, and the cultivation of wheat, corn, soybeans, sunflower, sugar beet and other crops, is conducted under the open air, and completely depends on the whims of nature: weather, seasons, and other factors on which neither the Ukrainian government nor any world government, apart from the Lord of God, can influence. Therefore, trying to equalize farmers producers with industrial producers in a single tax and state policy can only amateur or deliberate pests.

Regarding the answers of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy of Ukraine to all my other requests: in order to reduce the cost of loans for the development of agriculture, I received an answer whose content eloquently reflects the saying: “I am not me and my house is not mine.” That is, it follows from the answer that the Ministry of Agrarian Policy can not influence neither the banking system nor the fiscal service of Ukraine, nor any other state bodies of our country. Then the question arises – why do we have such a Ministry of Agriculture?. And besides, why do we have such a President, Prime Minister, who only promise us fabulous grants that are completely unreal and knowingly false? We see that the policy of lying and total deception, as well as robbing the agrarian sector by the government, the Prime Minister and the President of Ukraine, is not accidental, but a planned work.

Probably, therefore, we raise the price of electricity, gas, heat, hot and cold water at 2,3,4,5,6,7 and more times, impose taxes on real estate, on pensions, on vehicles! We are deprived of free medicine, free secondary and higher education. It seems all these innovations have the same goal – genocide not only of Ukrainian industry and agriculture, but also genocide of the Ukrainian people, whose number has already fallen to 42 million people.

According to experts’ forecasts, in connection with the enormous increase in mortality of people, and the same catastrophic decline in fertility, the population of Ukraine by 2020 will be less than 35 million people.

The Holodomor of 32-33 years will be seen as a children’s shout, against the background of processes that are developing today in our native Ukraine! The only salvation for the people of Ukraine is the immediate peaceful re-election of the President, government and parliament. Otherwise Ukraine will be facing uncontrolled popular upheaval.

Public figure, Academician
and Vice-President of the Academy of Economic Sciences of Ukraine

Anatoly Peshko

0 Понравилось?