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Kumsishvili: Businesses Will be Able to Cover their Liabilities Gradually and Continue their Activities Smoothly

Kumsishvili: Businesses Will be Able to Cover their Liabilities Gradually and Continue their Activities Smoothly

The government is preparing for decriminalization of economic crime – the First Vice-Premier presented legislative amendments, noted that the ruling party fulfills pre-election promises.

According to the amendments, the margin increases in the direction of tax evasion – from 50 000 GEL to 100 000 GEL. In case of a large amount, it will be 150 000 GEL.

Dimitri Kumsishvili has announced statistics for more illustration, practically 10 times less entities were given a criminal case under the relevant article and practically three times less cases were launched through 2015-2016 in comparison with 2010-2012.

“This means that we have opportunity to move the article from criminal to administrative offense and give people the chance to fulfill their obligations. However, criminal liabilities are also abolished for those acts, which actually represent merely tax offense”, – said Kumsishvili.

According to the First Vice-Premier, the legislative package prepared for the decriminalization of economic crime allows the payer to cover the obligations gradually and continue to work and improve the business.

As of the Minister of Finance, criminal liability does not concern violations related to trademarks and marking of inaccurate goods; transportation of a commodity without bottle shall will not be considered as a criminal offense; non-issuance of consignment under a buyer’s request or refusal to accept the consignment on the purchase of goods – if the value of the goods exceeds 10 000 GEL; Furthermore, the criminal law will no longer be applied to offenses such as issuing, keeping, realizing or transporting of goods without marking – if the value of the non-excise goods exceeds 2000 GEL.