The moratorium on charge of a penalty fee for unpaid amount zhilishchno - utilities by citizens of Ukraine while works, but its abolition is expected in the near future.
About it the correspondent of the UNIAN was reported by the lawyer of the lawyer company Arzinger Yulia PELEH.
It explained that collecting a penalty fee from citizens of Ukraine on debt for zhilishchno - utilities was temporarily stopped in connection with adoption of law of Ukraine "About a temporary ban of collecting from citizens of Ukraine of a penalty fee for untimely introduction of a payment for zhilishchno - utilities" BP No. 486/96 of November 13, 1996. This moratorium was entered in connection with non-performance by the state of obligations for payment to the population of a salary, pensions, grants and other monetary payments and had to work before elimination of this problem. At the same time, the condition of cancellation of this law provided adoption of the relevant decision by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
Yu.PELEH noted that at present action of this law, despite numerous consideration of the relevant bills, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine isn't stopped and the moratorium remains operating.
However in the memorandum of the Ukrainian authorities to the International Monetary Fund, directed within renewal of credit cooperation on July 16, 2010, from Ukraine adoption of the legislative decision which would abolish this law is guaranteed until the end of September, 2010. At the same time, the Cabinet of Ukraine introduced on July 23, 2010 the relevant bill according to which the law it has to be terminated since January 1, 2011 in the Verkhovna Rada.
"Thus, at present the moratorium on penalty fee charge from citizens of Ukraine on debt for zhilishchno - utilities is operating, but its abolition" is expected in the near future, - the lawyer emphasized.
As the first deputy chairman of the Kiev city public administration Alexander POPOV reported the UNIAN, on August 13 of this year, making comments on a subject of tariffs on zhilishchno - utilities, declared that collection of penalties (penalty fee) from debtors is provided by the legislation of Ukraine and doesn't depend on municipality.On his explanation, the corresponding norm of the law some time was affected by the moratorium, but now it took effect.