Today, January 19, the Cabinet of Ministers made a decision to eliminate the tax evasion scheme for the sale of tobacco products and alcoholic beverages in Duty Free stores. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine.
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The government decision provides for the introduction of effective control over compliance with restrictions on the sale of tobacco products and alcoholic beverages by Duty Free stores to one person per day during the state of martial law (approximately 2 packs of foreign cigarettes and 2 liters of alcohol).
For this purpose, the adopted resolution introduced the Procedure for the exchange of information between the State Border Service, the State Tax Service, the State Customs Service and Duty Free stores to identify buyers of alcoholic beverages and tobacco products.
The draft resolution was developed by the Ministry of Finance to implement the amendments to the Legislation of Ukraine that came into force on October 1 last year, which, in particular, provide for a ban on sales of domestically produced tobacco products and alcoholic beverages in duty-free stores during the war period, as well as restrictions on the sale of such foreign-made goods
The Ministry of Finance recalled that these changes in the law were initiated by people's deputies in order to counter the illegal circulation of excisable goods on the domestic market, a significant share of which were goods intended for sale in Duty Free stores or for export, thereby avoiding taxation.