As of October 2018, the business sector got back 333 million GEL surplus taxes. According to Ministry of Finance, as a result of revised procedures, the business gets back surplus tax without obstacles.
As to introduction of automatized return system, according to the official answer to the Business Morning program, the business sector will have access to its own assets without human resources involvement starting January 2019.
Ministry of Finance also explains that despite 2.5 month period, by the end of 2018 the business sector will be able to get back 500 million GEL. This signifies that in 2018 the business sector will have regained as much surplus tax as in 2015-2017 years.