Governor Sumin to handle profit taxes

25 May 2009 (11:35)

Governor of Chelyabinsk Region Petr Sumin intends to personally investigate the situation with the profit taxes paid earlier by the local enterprises that are to be paid back to them, he announced at an administrative meeting on May 25, 2009.

According to the spokesperson for the Governor, the sum due to be paid back to businesses comes to more than eight billion rubles at the moment, including 1.07 billion RUR paid back in December 2008 and over 4 billion RUR paid back since the beginning of the year. At the same time, the regional budget’s profits dropped by 45% in the first quarter of 2009 compared to a year earlier, while the profit tax income plummeted by over 90%.

‘Since we have to ask for a budget loan at the Finance Ministry, we just can’t afford to pay back the profit taxes without checking all the papers thoroughly first,’ Sumin explained.

The meeting on profit tax returns was attended by the head of Chelyabinsk Region’s division of the Federal Treasury Alexander Prokin, head of the regional division of the Federal Tax Service Oleg Khoroshiy, Chairman of the regional Accounts Chamber Alfred Galimov, head of Chelyabinsk Region’s Main Control Division Mikhail Chemodurov, and the Finance Minister Victoria Golubtsova.

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