Measures to support taxpayers in a view of imposing the state of emergency in Kazakhstan

Measures to support taxpayers in a view of imposing the state of emergency in Kazakhstan

In a view of imposing the state of emergency in the country from 16 March to 15 April 2020[1] on 17 March 2020 the State Revenue Committee of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan (hereinafter – “KGD”) announced that the following measures have been taken to support taxpayers for this period[2]:

  • 30 calendar day extension of time to submit tax returns which deadlines fall on the state of emergency period.
  • The introduction of a simplified mechanism for obtaining a deferral of tax debt repayment, if a pledge or bank guarantee available.
  • No late payment interest is charged on tax arrears arising in the state of emergency period.
  • Suspension of sending tax notifications in results of the off-site tax control.
  • Minimization of tax and customs inspections with on-site visits.
  • Suspension of consideration of administrative liability cases until the end of the state emergency period.
  • Extension of time to pay taxes on salaries for March until 25 April 2020.

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[1] The Decree of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan No.285 dated 15 March 2020 "On the introduction of a state of emergency in the Republic of Kazakhstan";

[2] Link to the source: