Obligations to issue accompanying invoices for goods will be reviewed

Obligations to issue accompanying invoices for goods will be reviewed

It is planned to drastically revise the obligations for issuing accompanying invoices for goods within the framework of the memorandum of cooperation signed today between the Ministry of Finance and the Atameken National Chamber of Entrepreneurs, the press service of the NCE reports.

Obligations to issue SNT will be reviewed until March 1, 2023. Thus, the state body and the national chamber intend to create favorable conditions for the development of entrepreneurship, putting a human-centric approach to doing business at the forefront.

“For two years, the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs has repeatedly advocated the complete abolition of the introduction of SNT. Our principled position is to reduce administrative barriers and all kinds of barriers to business. And today, on New Year’s Eve, we are finally heard. Our joint memorandum has been signed. It gives us the opportunity next year to radically revise our obligations to issue SNT. This is a kind of gift for a whole army of accountants, representatives of SMEs, for whom work with SNT and a virtual warehouse turns into torment in each reporting period,” said Raimbek Batalov, Chairman of the Atameken NCE Presidium.

He noted that the majority of businessmen are in favor of the abolition of SNT. The introduction of shipping invoices for goods creates additional costs of money and human resources for entrepreneurs.

“The agreement on the need to review the use of SNT with the government as a whole has been reached. But, as you know, the devil is in the details. During the quarter, before March 1, we must work out all the nuances so that all the introduced norms are really convenient for business,” Raimbek Batalov emphasized.

The pilot for the issuance of SNT (accompanying invoice for goods) was introduced in 2020 by the State Revenue Committee. It was supposed to allow tracking the turnover of goods imported into the customs territory of the Eurasian Economic Union and reduce the shadow economy in the country. However, the results of the project showed that the processes for the functioning of the SNT have not been established. The information system is unstable. There are still technical errors. The organizational and service support of entrepreneurs in working out technical problems suffers.

At the same time, each modification, refinement of the SRC information system directly causes losses to entrepreneurs in terms of updating the accounting system to fully comply with the requirements specified in the regulatory legal acts of the Ministry of Finance, as well as hiring additional staff (accountant) for the smooth implementation of their business processes.

The NCE believes that the introduction of accompanying invoices for goods does not ensure effective interaction between taxpayers and tax authorities, complicates fiscal administration, which limits entrepreneurial activity and entails unreasonable costs for business and the state.

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