Deputies abolished the gradual increase of the environmental tax

Депутаты отменили поэтапное повышение экологического налога

Parliament has amended the environmental law

Also extended the VAT exemption of operations with scrap of ferrous and nonferrous metals, paper and cardboard for recycling.

The Verkhovna Rada on Thursday, December 6, amended adopted two weeks ago the law about changing the size of taxes in 2019. The amendment was voted by 248 deputies.

The amendments, published on the website of the Parliament include raising tax rates for emissions of carbon dioxide from 0.41 UAH to 10 UAH per ton.

At the same time people’s deputies adopted 23 November 2018 version of the bill contained the provision on further increase of this tax: from 2020 – up to 15 UAH/ton, 2021-th – to 20 UAH/ton, 2022 to 25 UAH/ton.

In addition, the adopted amendments extend the regime of VAT exemption of operations with scrap of ferrous and nonferrous metals, paper and cardboard for recycling (waste paper and waste) by 2022.

Recall that the resource bill No. 9260 amended the Tax code provides for increase of some excises and fees. The deputies adopted in the second reading and in General on the night of 22 to 23 November 2018.

Previously, the bill on amendments to the Tax code of Ukraine, the Rada adopted in first reading on 8 November. After a number of unsuccessful voting, the document was supported by 233 deputies.

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