Belarusian Banks will provide more information about clients’ spending to control bodies

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September 05, 2016 10:29

The Resolution of the Belarusian State Control Committee and the National Bank Board No 3/336 of June 20th, 2016 envisages a decrease from BYN 500 to BYN 300 in the size of payments by their clients, which banks have to report to the SCC. This rule excludes information about salaries, payment for utility services, payment for services under contracts with legal persons. As a result, people are likely to reduce non-cash payments, the workflow to process all this information will increase, hence the controlling bodies will need to recruit new staff. In addition, more citizens will be penned by the tax authorities for comparing income/expenditure in order to identify illegal incomes. The measure seems to be very inefficient and may cost more than the desired economic effect. In a while, the resolution may be abandoned or the audited payments’ size may be revised upwards.

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