Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada passed the Law “On amending the Law of Ukraine “On the State Budget of Ukraine for 2014”
The The Law “On amending the Law of Ukraine “On the State Budget of Ukraine for 2014” (hereinafter, “Law No. 1165”) was officially published on 02 April 2014. Law No.1165 goes into effect from the day that follows the date of its publication, i.e. from 03 April 2014.
Summary of key innovations
• Suspension of quarterly increase in subsistence minimum and minimum wage in 2014. The rates effective as of 01 January 2014 will apply.
• Taxpayers may receive VAT refund in the form of domestic government bonds with five year maturity, provided that VAT amounts claimed for refund before 01 January 2014 have been audited and have not been refunded as of the effective date of Law No. 1165.