He stated this at a meeting of the National Council of Reforms, Censor.NET reports citing Cabinet press service.
The prime minister appealed to the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, noting his role "as the national arbiter in negotiations and mediation on the new financial and tax policy of the country."
"I am convinced that with this approach not only shall we find a compromise, we shall introduce a new tax reform for the state, we shall bring more incentives for the Ukrainian business to create jobs and therefore pay taxes. The 2016 budget will be balanced, and we'll be able to cover both national security and defense costs and social spending. We shall manage to balance it so that this budget meets the highest standards of financial stability in Ukraine," Yatseniuk said.
As for the tax reform and the budget, he noted that the Ministry of Finance had developed its variant, while the relevant parliamentary committee was ready with its own. Yatseniuk expressed confidence that, given the position of the president of Ukraine, "we shall have a single draft. The government is ready for a complete compromise for the sake of an effective tax reform and a balanced budget," the prime minister said.
Yatseniuk supported a proposal to introduce new tax rates from Jan. 1, with the whole new version of Tax Code to take effect on April 1, 2016.