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Kyrgyz Parliament offers to exempt textbooks from VAT

Deputy of Parliament of Kyrgyzstan Dastan Bekeshev proposed to exempt textbooks from VAT. He stated this today at a meeting.

According to him, under the Tax Code, only textbooks in the state language are exempt from VAT. «And we have books in both English and Russian, they also should be exempt from this tax. I propose to count the costs, how much funds are necessary for this," Dastan Bekeshev said.

Earlier it was reported that the budget annually allocates 120 million soms for replication of school textbooks. The state can’t provide schools with textbooks to one hundred percent. By the 2016/2017 school year, the provision was only 79.9 percent.