15 August 2014, Friday, 16:16

Rustem Khamitov: "In part of budget revenues we manage to keep the situation under control"

author: Sergey Zakharov

On August 15, Rustem Khamitov chaired a meeting of the Interagency Commission for increasing the revenue potential, tax and non-tax revenues of the budget of Bashkortostan and municipal budgets, the press service of the head of the region informs.

“In part of budget revenues we manage to keep the situation under control. And we do not only control the revenues, but also increase revenues to the treasury. For seven months the consolidated budget of the republic received 77 billion rubles of tax and non-tax revenues. The increase amounted to ten percent compared with the same period of the last year. It is at the level of the national average and higher than in the regions of the Volga Federal District”, Rustem Khamitov said.

"However, there is still a negative factors impact", he complained. "It is clear that the general economic situation is complicated at imposing sanctions against our country. In addition, we are in the zone of so called moderate economic growth. In turn, the companies continue to conduct internal optimization in terms of taxes transfer to the budget, to dispute cadastral value of the land, keep wage growth at the level of 4-5 percent. Although, we forecasted growth rate at the national average of 11.5 percent".

"In these circumstances, we should consider the options related to the optimization of certain tax benefits. The volume of lost revenues of the consolidated budget in the last year dropped four times at abolition of a number of benefits at all levels." He added that "In 2012, the total amount of tax preferences exceeded 8 billion rubles, and last year they were about 2 billion rubles. That is, we received additional 6 billion rubles. Of course, we should not give up supporting entrepreneurs, the business community. But it is important — to strike a balance," stressed the head of the republic.

He also reported that on 5 September the fifth congress of republican municipalities to be conducted where "traditionally one of the most discussed issues will be financial resource capacity of municipalities."