Revenues from Excise Tax on Fuel in Rivne Region Have Increased 1.5 Times
Rivne Regional State Administration reports that during the year of Fuel Market Unshadowing Center’s operation, the regional budgets received UAH 138 million of excise tax on fuel, which is 42% more than in the first half of last year.
In September 2019 on behalf of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, а Fuel Market Unshadowing Center was established in Rivne Region. It included employees of the Rivne Regional State Administration, the fiscal service, the prosecutor’s office, law enforcement and other specialists.
” A year ago, the active phase of the fight against black market gas stations had begun and every day we discovered new illegal gas stations. As a result, 154 objects of oil products illegal trade were closed. Now the second stage has begun, when we are witnessing positive consequences the sales of fuel at official gas stations have increased by 14% and the revenues from the excise tax on fuel have increased 1.5 times. These are the funds that can be used to complete kindergartens or schools, repair roads in communities”, claimed Vitaliy Koval, The Head of the Regional State Administration.
It is worth noting that Rivne region was one of the first to start the fight against illegal gas stations. The experience of Rivne Region in illegal gas stations counteracting has been adopted by other regions.
The institution stated that the fight against illegal gas stations will continue until they are completely closed or legalized.