Uzbekistan to improve tax administration, increase tax collection

TASHKENT (TCA) — Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has approved measures to improve tax administration and increase tax collection in the country, the official Jahon information agency reported.

The State Tax Committee of Uzbekistan will introduce modern information and communication technologies for tax administration and expand the practice of interactive public services to taxpayers.

The new Commission for further improvement of tax legislation and tax administration, headed by Deputy Prime Minister Jamshid Kuchkarov, will draft regulatory and legal acts for radical improvement of the procedure and methodology of tax administration and control, further reduction of the tax burden.

The head of state ordered the Government to provide taxpayers with access to all electronic services of tax authorities by January 1, 2018. To this end, it is planned to ensure the full provision of business entities with electronic digital signature.

As of January 1, 2018, Uzbekistan will introduce certain innovations in the tax sector, such as the concept of tax holidays. They will be provided, for example, to honest taxpayers or economic entities that have faced temporary financial difficulties.

The control by tax authorities will be significantly strengthened. They will be engaged in the system-based monitoring for the conformity of the reported and real number of employees of economic entities. Tax workers will be supported by two computerized systems. Their launch is scheduled for next January. The first one will control the receipt of cash proceeds through cash registers, which provide data about online payments to the tax authorities. It will be gradually introduced in Tashkent, Nukus and other regional centers. Another specialized automated system will analyze the risks of committing tax offenses in order to ensure the effective selection of objects for audit, as well as maintain permanent record and control of the actual volume of production.

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