The Ministry of infrastructure of Ukraine intends to simplify the access of new participants into the market for taxi services and reduce the fee for a license for taxi drivers in 10 times – up to 150 UAH, UNIAN reports.
According to Deputy Minister of infrastructure Dmitry Romensky, to this end, the Ministry together with MPs, business representatives and the public prepared a draft law on the settlement of the taxi market, which will be considered at the infrastructure day in the Verkhovna Rada in October.
Romensky said that the lion’s share of all taxi services is in shadow, and therefore no taxes are paid, the quality of such services and passenger safety do not always meet the proper level. “The essence and ideology of legislative initiatives of the Ministry of Infrastructure: to simplify the access of new participants to the market of transport by taxi in 10 times to reduce the size of the license fee (the fee is 150 UAH), to legalize those people who work in the shadows under the contract with information and dispatch services, including through mobile apps. Individuals who earn, driving passengers in your car, you have to pay tax only on earned income or a single tax in a simple and convenient procedure,” he said.
The Deputy Minister stressed that along with simplification and deregulation in the market of taxi services, the Ministry plans to strengthen control and toughen the penalties for violation of requirements of legislation in this area.