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 E-declaration system put into full-fledged operation, - NAPC

The National Agency for Prevention of Corruption (NAPC) launched a certified electronic register of income declarations of senior officials at 12:00 a.m., Sept. 1.

Censor.NET reports referring to Ukrainski Novyny.

As of 12:30 a.m., the access to the Unified State Register of declarations of persons authorized to perform functions of the state or local governments was restored after its previous suspension Aug. 23.

All senior officials must submit electronic income declarations within 60 days from the system launch date (before Nov. 1).

According to the new rules, officials must declare intangible assets (copyrights, patents, trademarks), expenses and cash (exceeding 68,900 hryvnia (about $2,626)).

Officials and their family members must specify the value of a house or a flat as of the day of acquisition as well as the value according to the latest estimate. The value of half-constructed and uncommissioned objects must be indicated as well.

Read more: State Communication Service issues certificate of conformity for e-declaration system

Officials will be held criminally liable if the income stated in their declarations will exceed the verified one by more than 250 minimum legal wages or 344,450 hryvnia (about $13,250). The current minimum legal wage is 1,378 hryvnia (about $53).

The declarations may undergo a check during the term of office of an official and three years after its termination.

As reported, on Wednesday, the expert council of the State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection issued the NAPC with a certificate of conformity for the integrated information protection system developed for the Unified State Register of declarations of persons authorized to perform functions of the state or local governments.

Later in the day, the NAPC decided to launch the certified e-declaration system on Sept. 1.
 
 
 
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