Almaty leads by budget incomes in 2013 18 июля 2013, 18:37
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The official event timed to 22nd anniversary of establishment of tax services in Kazakhstan. Photo by Vladimir Prokopenko©
The average budget income per one Almaty citizen has made 730 thousand tenge ($4,900) in 2013. This is 3 times more than Kazakhstan’s average, Tengrinews.kz reports citing Almaty Akim (Mayor) Akhmetzhan Yessimov as saying at the official event timed to 22nd anniversary of establishment of the tax service in Kazakhstan.
The Akim congratulated the taxmen on the professional holiday and awarded outstanding employees with honorary certificates. Besides, Yessimov instructed the tax authorities to collect 245-250 billion tenge ($1.6 billion) for the local budget and 1.3 trillion tenge ($8.7 billion) for the state budget this year and 1.5 trillion tenge ($10 billion) for the state budget in 2014. That means that the tax incomes will have to grow 1.5-fold in 3 years.
Besides, the Akim instructed them to create a sharable database for centralized registration of penalties imposed by the city authorities and to cut the time of taxpayers documents’ turnover through the use of the modern information technologies.
According to the head of Almaty tax department Baibut Karymsakov, 567 billion tenge ($3.8 billion) have been collected for the state budget since the beginning of the year. This is 59 billion tenge ($393 million) more than during the same period of last year. “789 thousand taxpayers, which is over a half of the city’s population, contacted the tax authorities in the first 6 months of this year. 92 percent of them gave a positive feedback of the authorities’ work,” Karymsakov said. According to him, provision of a tax service takes 3 minutes per a person in average.
The new development of the year 2013 was that the tax authorities have managed register over 24 thousand people working at 65 street markets in Almaty in 2013. 662 million tenge ($4.4 million) were received by the budget from this category of citizens.
By Vladimir Prokopenko