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Livestock tax: President does not support initiative of deputy

President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov does not support the initiative of MP Jenishbek Toktorbaev to impose a tax on livestock owners. Daiyrbek Orunbekov, head of the presidential press service, wrote about it on Facebook.

He notes that the bill, initiated by the deputy, is taken negatively by society. Some citizens regarded Toktorbaev’s statement as the position of the country’s authorities.

«By a presidential decree in April 2022, agricultural land was exempted from taxes for three years. After the end of this period, this issue will be considered again. Sadyr Japarov is for creation of favorable conditions for farmers and peasants. He does not support the introduction of a tax on livestock,» Daiyrbek Orunbekov said.

Jenishbek Toktorbaev proposes to amend the Tax and Budget Codes of the Kyrgyz Republic.

According to the bill, once a year taxpayers will pay 100 soms for sheep and goats, 250 soms — for cattle, and 250 soms for horses. At the same time, the person paying this tax is exempted from paying the fee for the use of pastures.

The initiator notes that if the bill is adopted, the funds will be transferred to the budget of the rural administration and will be used to resolve issues of local importance, in particular, to provide veterinary specialists, to timely vaccinate animals, improve pastures and pasture infrastructure, and so on. Hundred percent of the funds raised will be transferred to the local budget.