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More People Paying Tax In Ukraine……..but not many!!

July 2, 2009

Well, coming from dear Old Blighty……..not paying tax is more difficult than picking winning lottery numbers……as almost all Brits are taxed each month when they are paid…….and are paid minus tax…….so you can’t pay it later, or when you feel like it……..you are taxed at source. 

Tax 1

Ukraine is very different……..whereby it is easier to pick the loosing lottery numbers than it is to pay tax……or at least the proper tax……..if you pay any at all.

According to the State Tax Administration of Ukraine…….there are 400 more Millionaires than there were this time last year………but no new Billionaires……..well, there has been a financial crisis to contend with.

Of course their statistics are not correct……..as no doubt there are thousands of new Millionaires in Ukraine this year……..it’s just that only 400 of the new ones pay tax……..or declare their real worth.

Tax 2

Eh?………..Cynical………Me?

Ok………let’s look at their tax collection statistics shall we?

541600 people have paid their taxes as at 1st June 2009…….up from 525600 this time last year……..which is good you may think…….especially considering a further 236 cases are at court for non-payment.

It is marvellous……..until you consider the population of Ukraine is approximately 46,000,000……..and therefore the tax authority has managed to get 1.177% of the population to pax taxes.

Well Done - TickerTape Parade Time!!

Well Done - TickerTape Parade Time!!

What?……..Yes that is 1 POINT 177%

And obviously, with about 60% of Ukraine’s unofficial GDP being made up of the Black Economy……..that 1.177% has also probably under reported.

So…….Way to go!!  Keep up the good work!! 

Tax 4

With an annual increase of tax paying citizens the STAU are achieving, it is just possible that my Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great…….oh FFS…….in 250 – 500 years, the majority of Ukrainian people will be paying taxes……even if not the right taxes!!

In the mean time……..any chance of some more of those nice IMF, WB, EBRD, EU, Chinese, Russian, Libyan loans?

Have we missed anyone?

One comment

  1. Good statistics. I always knew, that in Ukraine there is a little % of population paying taxes 🙂 But 1.117% IT IS A RECORD :))))))))))



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