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Ukrainians began to “chain letters” from the IRS

Украинцы начали получать «письма счастья» из налоговой  You have to pay taxes on real estate.

In summer, the Ukrainians have to pay real estate taxes, additional income, income from investment and professional activities.

Those who have to pay the tax for apartments and houses, have received “letters” from the State fiscal service. The tax is charged to owners of apartments area not less than 60 square meters and houses ranging from 120 square meters. If the ownership of the house and the flat – tax with a total area not less than 180 squares.

In this case you need to pay for each “extra” square in excess of the norm. Local authorities can increase provision, for example, to levy tax on apartments area of between 60 and 80 squares. However, local authorities cannot reduce the existing rate from 60 to 50 meters. This year for one square meter will have to pay not more than 48 UAH (up to 1.5% of the minimum wage at the beginning of last year).

Also, the Ukrainians have to declare their income and pay their taxes. For example, the sale of the apartment or home you need to pay a tax of 5%. To pay 18% of income tax will have the Ukrainians, who lease the property, receive income from investments, independent professional activities. For example, if a plumber, a teacher or a journalist in spare time, he earns, he is legally obliged to make additional income in the annual tax return and pay his taxes.

The Ukrainians, who did not declare their income and do not pay taxes, may be subject to criminal liability, says lawyer Alexander Plakhotnik. “The penalty can be 10-20% of the debt. In addition, if the non-payment of taxes in large and especially large sizes, the offender faces criminal responsibility”, – says the lawyer.

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