In Ukraine, entrepreneurs are anxiously awaiting tax inspections. Small businesses do not always have the opportunity to take advantage of qualified legal advice before, during, and after inspections.
That is why BRDO and Vasyl Kisil&Partners law firm developed a new “Entrepreneur’s Assistant” section on the state Inspection Portal inspections.gov.ua providing explanations and useful tips for successful tax inspections. On December 22, the portal’s updates were presented at the Ukraine Crisis Media Center (UCMC).
Free, convenient functionality of the new “Entrepreneur’s Assistant” section on inspections.gov.ua will allow users to get detailed instructions on what to do before, during and after-tax inspections, help to properly file an application or complaint, as well as learn more about special aspects of the tax law in Ukraine. You can take advantage of the “Entrepreneur’s Assistant” at https://inspections.gov.ua/ready4/
The Vasyl Kisil&Partners law firm participated in developing the updates to the “Entrepreneur’s Assistant”, which is the project of the Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO).
“We are pleased to join this important project, which aims to create a quality and relevant source of information. Our goal is to improve the legal culture and increase entrepreneurs’ awareness. By overcoming legal nihilism through obtaining quality information, small business owners will become stronger and will be able to build a strong middle class that will be able to create their own future,” Andriy Stelmashchuk, Managing Partner of Vasil Kisil&Partners Law Firm, said.
According to Yana Horiunova, Chief Information Officer at the Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO), tax inspections raise the most questions among business owners, so the tax section of the “Entrepreneur’s Assistant” will be useful for thousands of small and medium-sized businesses without a lawyer by their side.
“Each entrepreneur can register their profile for free on the “Entrepreneur’s Assistant” portal (you only need to enter your EDRPOU (Unified State Register of Enterprises and Organizations of Ukraine) code or full name if you are a private entrepreneur) and see a file of their company and a calendar of scheduled and unscheduled inspections, assess a risk level of their company, make sure that the documents were formed well by inspectors, and from now on be better prepared for tax inspections. We encourage everyone to use the “Assistant” and tell about it to your colleagues and acquaintances because it includes useful tips and hints from the best experts in the field of inspections in Ukraine,” Yana Horiunova said.
Tetyana Berezhna, Advisor to Vasil Kisil&Partners Law Firm, stressed that the tax-related functionality of the “Entrepreneur’s Assistant” was efficient:
“We offer entrepreneurs sample documents that can be used, in particular, when appealing the actions and decisions of taxation authorities. The platform will remain updated due to constant changes in tax legislation, as well as will be supplemented by practical advice on tax inspections from lawyers and legal professionals of our firm.”
The “Entrepreneur’s Assistant” is a tool on the Inspection Portal developed by the Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO) in cooperation with the State Regulatory Service of Ukraine with the USAID’s support Ukraine Competitive Economy Program and the FORBIZ project.
The portal is designed to simplify the preparation of entrepreneurs for inspections. By using the “Entrepreneur’s Assistant”, every business owner will be able to learn about future inspections, prepare and be successfully inspected, as well as learn how and where to complain in case of violations by inspectors. The tool (completely free for users) has been operating since mid-June 2020. So far, more than 6,000 entrepreneurs have used this tool.
Watch a tool’s promo video: http://bit.ly/2Wu6FGu
For additional information, please contact Yuliia Reshitko, +380509979360
The Better Regulation Delivery Office is an independent expert and analytical center funded by international donors, including the European Union as part of the FORBIZ project and the EU4Business Initiative. We focus on improving the business environment and investment attractiveness of Ukraine, promoting the development of entrepreneurship, and establishing a public dialogue between the government and businesses.
Vasil Kisil&Partners is a Ukrainian law firm supporting large cross-border and local projects, advising large domestic and global corporate clients.