An International Consulting Institution will be established in Belarus. In some way it acts as a mediator between the tax payer and the tax office. It was announced by the relevant agency on March 16, 2017.
The law project is now being developed there. It will be possible to find a specialist on the website of the Tax and Duties Ministry in the future.
The matter of establishing a Chamber of tax consultants is also being worked through. The Chamber will control activities of certain experts. To become a consultant, one will have to go through special training and then pass an exam.
Vladimir Mukvich, Deputy Taxes and Duties Minister of the Republic of Belarus:
We are prepared to explain the law, but we do not have a possibility (it is not our main task) to consult. These tasks are fulfilled by auditors and solicitors today. To raise the quality of this work, and for such an institute to be established, this issue was initiated. Risk insurance, which may occur when conducting this work, is included. The necessary selection and approach for the people, who want to have this job, is foreseen. In order for their service quality to be as high as possible.
Moreover, the results of work in 2016 have been summed up by the Taxes and Duties Ministry. Therefore, BYN 400 million have entered the Belarusian budget as a result of the Ministry’s controlling actions.