Prime Minister instructs to reduce administrative burden on business
Astana hosts a Government meeting on execution of President’s instructions given February 3, 2017, on the extended Government session.
Recall, recently President Nursultan Nazarbayev chaired an extended Government meeting, during which the Cabinet was given several tasks on execution of the Presidential Address.
The Prime Minister noted that there has been done a lot to improve the business climate of Kazakhstan, but regulatory burden on business continues to grow.
“On one hand, we make changes in laws to improve business, simplify procedures. During the last 5 years, the number of permits have reduced 3.2 times. On the other hand, in the same period, the number of adopted legal acts affecting the interests of businesses increased 1.7 times, of which 85% are acts of Akimats and Maslikhats,” – B. Sagintayev noted.
In this regard, the Prime Minister instructed Ministries of National Economy, Justice to resolve this issue. In addition, the Ministry of National Economy jointly with the interested state bodies and NCE “Atameken” were tasked to complete large-scale audit of all supervisory functions within a month.
“First we need to reduce excessive demands for doing business and administrative barriers. All necessary changes in legislation must be made this year,” – B. Sagintaev said.
The Prime Minister noted that the Head of State voiced frustration with the operation of tax authorities. Especially in terms of unjustified inspections and the complexity of tax law in practice.
In this regard, B. Sagintayev instructed to rework the operation of the State Revenue Committee of the Ministry of Finance for optimization of business checks. In addition, he instructed to within a month jointly with the General Prosecutor’s Office investigate unreasonably lodged cases.
“Those who opened such cases must be punished,” – B. Sagintayev said.
Additionally, the Prime Minister tasked the Ministry of National Economy, jointly with interested state bodies, to cardinally simplify administration when developing the new Tax Code.
“Earlier it was planned to develop a unified Tax and Customs Code. But in accordance with instructions given by the President to Ministries of National Economy and Finance it is necessary to develop separate Tax and Customs Codes,” – B. Sagintayev concluded.
Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan