In 2017, own-source revenues of 366 amalgamated territorial communities (ATC) grew by 87% and totaled UAH 9.3 billion. It was made possible due to decentralization process and transition of these communities to direct inter-budgetary relations with the State budget. Yanina Kaziuk, coordinator of financial decentralization of the Central Office of Reform at the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine, informed about that.
It is worth mentioning that it is all about the income that community budgets received from the local taxes. If to consider receipts from the State budget, then these ATC received a total income of UAH 28.8 billion.
According to the Financial Monitoring Team of the Central Office for Reforms operating at the Ministry of Regional Development (with the support of the “U-LEAD with Europe” Program and SKL International), the largest income from 366 АTC came from the personal income tax. In comparison with 2016, these revenues grew threefold and equaled UAH 5.2 billion. Speaking about other incomes, land revenues increased by 20%, the single tax – by 34.6%, excise tax – by 12%, and real estate tax – by 72.5%.
Besides, last year all ATC received a state subvention for the development of infrastructure in the amount of UAH 1.5 billion. These funds were aimed at the implementation of more than two thousand projects.
At the same time, for the implementation of the projects aimed at the development of their own territories, the united communities received UAH 392 million from the State Fund for Regional Development and UAH 412 million subventions for the socio-economic development of specific territories.
It is worth noting that 665 ATC entered direct inter-budgetary relations with the State budget in 2018.