Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko met with Chairman of the State Control Committee and Taxes and Duties Minister
The Head of State met with Chairman of the State Control Committee Vasily Gerasimov and Taxes and Duties Minister Sergei Nalyvaiko on 19 August.
During the meeting, the issues of improving tax legislation, as well as the prevention and detection of illegal actions related to tax evasion were discussed.
Vasily Gerasimov informed the Head of State about the activities of the State Control Committee for the prevention and detection of illegal actions related to tax evasion. He also reported on the work to suppress the payment of wages paid in envelopes (unofficial cash payments to employees in envelopes to avoid taxes). Since the beginning of this year, more than 20 crimes have been identified by the financial investigation bodies. Based on these facts alone, more than 740 people received "gray" salaries, the sums paid to them are measured in millions of rubles. The state didn’t receive 6 million rubles in deductions and taxes.
The Chairman of the State Control Committee noted that on the Internet resources moderated by the SAI, a special online panel “Say NO to the salary in the envelope” has been created, through which you can report such facts. To date, about 150 citizens have already applied with information on the payment of "gray" wages.
Vasily Gerasimov also informed the President about the legislative initiatives of the State Control Committee to improve tax legislation.