Although the start of automatic VAT refunds was announced on April 1, as of today, the State Treasury Service has no information to run the process. The Head of the State Treasury Service Tetiana Sliuz stated on the matter in an interview for “Economic truth”.
“The checking has been still carried out, the Ministry of Finance and State Fiscal Service (SFS) are filling the data basis. Each register page must be signed by the taxmen with an electronic signature. That is, we will start the refunding only when we get the lists of agreed sums “, – said the head of the State Treasury Service.
Tetiana Sliuz has also commented upon the changes in VAT refunds process. She said that by April 1, there were two registers: an “automatic” register, according to which refund carried out within three working days and the rest was reimbursed during five days. From now forward there will be no such “divarication” anymore.
Regarding the register of VAT refund applications, now it is filled automatically by the Local State Fiscal Services.
According to Tetiana Sliuz, exchange of information on reimbursement between the services takes place through The Tax Office – the Ministry of Finance, and the Ministry of Finance – the Treasury Service. “That is, we receive information on the reimbursement not from the open website, but from the information formed as remittance orders – which should be sent to us by the Ministry of Finance”, – commented the head of the State Treasury Service.
Also, it is worth adding that previously the Tax Office gave in the registers to the State Treasury Service in terms of regions, and from now on the program will filter the payers by USREOU code and the application chronology.
As for other innovations, the Fiscal Service received the right to conduct an office audit within 30 days from the date of application for VAT refunds. If SFS did not inspect or had no time to put the information on the register about its terms, the Treasury Service will automatically reimburse the claimed amounts next day.
However, the possibility of SFS interference to reduce the reimbursement funds remains open. According to the Head of the State Treasury Service, on the part of the Treasury Service the human intervention is not possible; however inspection assignment is “farmed out to the professionalism of the fiscal service workers”.
Source: Ukrayinska Pravda