The Belarusian government considers raising the rate of value added tax from 20 to 22 percent.
The government has no plans to reduce the rates of value-added, excise, profit, real estate and land taxes in 2015, Tax Minister Uladzimir Paluyan said during an online questions-and-answers session hosted by the government's news agency BelTA on July 9.
The finance ministry has drawn up changes to the Tax Code providing for an increase of 10 percent on average in the rates of so-called “single tax” levied on sole entrepreneurs in 2014.
Prominent human rights defender Valyantsin Stefanovich has filed an appeal with the Minsk City Court against a ruling that imposed over 50 million rubels in back taxes and penalties on him.
The Belarusian government plans to abolish 20 taxes by 2011, Uladzimir Amaryn, deputy minister of finance, said at a meeting of standing committees in the House of Representatives in Minsk on Thursday.