The budget loses more than 2% of revenues due to the strengthening of the hryvnia

Gao analyzed budget revenues for January.

Budget of Ukraine in January fell short of 2.3 billion hryvnia because of the exchange rate. This was stated by the head of audit chamber Valery Patskan at the meeting of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on budget, the press service of the Ministry Thursday, February 13, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to the Correspondent.

It is noted that the actual rate of hryvnia on average for January was 24.1 UAH per dollar, while in the calculations of indicators of budget revenues in 2020 accounted for 27 UAH.

As you know, in January, the budget revenues are not met 13.8 billion, or 24.5%. “Such substantial failure is primarily caused by the low level of receipts of customs duties. So, income, the collection of which is controlled by the customs authorities, not fulfilled by UAH 7.9 billion, or 30.4%,” — said the head of the chamber.

According to the Agency, another factor was a decrease in comparison with January of the previous year import of goods by 1% assuming projected for 2020 growth of 11.3%.

In addition, the plan value added tax from produced in Ukraine goods (works, services) subject to the budget refund is not made UAH 2.5 billion or 26.7%.

“Got a repetition of last year’s situation when in January is the budgetary compensation, which is constrained at the end of the previous year. So, in January 2020 refunded 18 billion UAH, which is 1.8 times more than in December 2019 (9.8 billion UAH),” — said Patskan.

In addition, the plan excise tax from produced in Ukraine excisable goods not fulfilled by UAH 2.2 billion, or 43.7%.

Also Patskan noted that in January with the single Treasury account of loans to cover temporary cash gaps of the Pension Fund in the amount of 8.9 billion UAH, of which as of February 1, not returned UAH 3.7 billion.

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