In early April the coalition used its parliamentary majority and adopted a bill on the implementation of the tax, customs and fiscal policy for 2016. The bill plans financial and other costs, which, according to experts, aren't economically and financially justified. 

The representatives of the Center for Analysis and Prevention Corruption (CAPC), that conducted the corruption examination of the bill, noted that there is no analysis of the impact of regulation of this project in the bill, especially due the regulation directly concerns business activity.

The experts also say that the adoption of the law-in-draft in first reading violates the deadlines for cooperation with civil society representatives.

At a press conference on April, 26 the head of the CAPC, Galina Bostan, explained that the arguments for the bill are ambiguous: "It is alarming because of the lack of arguments. We can fing ourselves in the following situation: in some time the authorities will complain that the amendments couldn't achieve their goals and is necessary once again to modify the legislation. From our point of view, the legislative changes in the field of taxation, such as new taxes and fees, must become a subject of a separate legislative procedure, and not be considered a part of the annual fiscal and budgetary policy"– affirmed Bostan.

The experts also believe that the provisions of the draft can promote the interests or to give advantages to certain groups or individuals whose actions may be contrary to the public interest.

The representative of the Expert-Grup Dmitry Budiansky, who took part in the analysis of the bill, says that a large number of amendments in a single legislative act involves a high risk of corruption.

The experts in this area recommended to review the draft document and analyze it further, especially regarding to vehicle taxation, contributions to the Road Fund and local authorities to eliminate gaps in the wording and the possible corruption risks.
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