An economic expert Levan Kalandadze and a lawyer Imeda Dvalidze urge the government to update the tax audit system and reduce the terms.
Imeda Dvalidze does not rule out that after consultations with the legislative body and other non-governmental organizations, the initiative will be introduced to the Prime Minister and the idea of changing the tax audit system and reducing the terms will be turned into a legislative initiative.
In Imeda Dvalidze’s opinion, this problem concerns all areas of the business.
Dvalidze says that, as a lawyer, he has a lot of cases which are considered to be a problem for the duration of the terms of a tax audit. According to him, businessmen perceive this as interference in their business.
According to the Code, a tax dispute should be resolved in 2 months, however, often a legal dispute lasts for one year. The existing resolution in the law fails to be fulfilled because of the lack of human resources. In addition, the terms are not followed by the Ministry of Finance.
“When after the tax inspection, the protocol is sued in the Court, the Ministry of Finance doesn’t follow the terms due to the lack of resources,” – notes Dvalidze.
The Deputy Chairman of the Finance and Budget Committee of the Parliament of Georgia Nodar Ebanoidze intends to initiate review of changes in legislation in matters relating to the tax audit terms and litigation.
The other day, a representative of the Business Association Zurab Lalazashvili said that tax audits in companies had increased recently and in general the approach to this issue needs to be changed.