18 January 2018, Thursday, 18:55

Lukashenka wants to increase income tax rate to 13%


The dictator finds it possible to raise the income tax rate from 12% to 13%.

As said by him, the attracted funds are to be allocated for the state support of families bringing up children. Charter97.org has been informed about that by the press-service of the ruler.

Following the results of consultations on forming the new mechanism of state support for families raising children, Alyaksandr Lukashenka announced tax-law changes are possible.

“I do not understand who could resent that: it is meant for your child!” he said. “But if you have only one [child] – I am sorry. Those who want to receive something from this one per cent, should bear three children.”

Lukashenka also offered to combine all measures for support of families which are bringing up children, so that after a birth of the first child every concrete family could open a document and see what they are going to receive from the state after births of next children.

He believes that the draft law should be put out for public consultation. “I am sure that people can offer something. And we are going to agree to that if it is acceptable from the point of view of the current financial situation,” Lukashenka said.

The ruler has also mentioned the issue of preparation to the new educational year. He attracted attention of the officials to the fact that disadvantaged children and children from orphanages should not feel as a vulnerable group as compared to other schoolchildren.