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Simple tax system, e-government to promote business initiatives Economy

23/06/2016

According to BelTA the simplification of the tax system and electronic government will promote business initiatives, Director of Vitebsk Business Center Leonid Shur told BelTA when commenting on the speech of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko at the 5th Belarusian People's Congress.

It is good that concrete mechanisms of action aimed at to promoting business initiatives were enumerated. For example, the President said that it is needed to simplify the procedure of paying taxes. And it is really needed for promoting business initiatives in the country. Belarus could also use the practice of developed countries, which is to introduce tax consultants. But it is better to simplify the tax system, Leonid Shur said. The application of information technologies and formation of electronic government will be also useful. The number of civil servants will be reduced 1.5-2 times. Leonid Shur also commented on the proposals to set up entrepreneurship support centers in the territories with the population of more than 30,000 people, develop high-tech parks in regions, etc. The business community has proposals in this field. We believe that it would be great to redistribute state support from direct subsidies to the indirect financing of business initiatives, he said. If the state invests more in such centers, business incubators, high-tech parks, technology transfer centers, it will get a guaranteed yield because the state will invest in many enterprises instead of only one enterprise, the expert concluded.

He said that in this case a business center will study markets and prepare a business plan.

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