Expert opinion: just single legislative initiative suffices to dissolve tax militia
Kyiv. October 13, 2010
The dissolution or re-subordination of the tax militia (police) do not obligatory require specific amendment to be introduced into the draft Tax Code, believes Attorney at Law from Volkov and Partners Taras Rozputenko.
In the interview to Interfax-Ukraine he commented on the initiative as regards the dissolution of the tax militia, which the Parliamentary Committee for Industrial and Regulatory Policy and Entrepreneurship proposes to promote by amending the respective provisions of the draft Tax Code.
"This structure could be liquidated by introducing the respective draft law with the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine addressing amendments into the Law of Ukraine "On the State Tax Service of Ukraine", said Mr. Rozputenko.
At the same time, he pointed out that the dissolution within the meaning of “liquidation” is unlikely to occur.
According to the Attorney at Law, in case of full liquidation of the tax militia the relevant structural division should be established from the ground up and, accordingly, the relevant regulatory framework for such division should be established too. “In practice such structural shifts are rare”, admitted Mr. Rosputenko. “The tax militia division with its existing scope of rights is most likely to be transferred to the Ministry of Internal Affairs’ subordination. In such case the legislation would see little changes”, supposed the Attorney at Law.
Mr. Rosputenko noted that considering a numerous announcements by the government officials and assessment of some of their actions (including the draft law initiative), it may be concluded that the state is gradually proceeding to reformation of the system of law enforcement agencies. This move evokes obvious positive responses in Ukraine and from the world community.