Updated at 15:34,14-12-2017

Big Family project: Lukashenka suggests increasing income tax to 13%

Belsat

Belarusian President believes that it is possible to raise the income tax from 12% to 13% and to use the difference to support families with children.

“I do not understand who would complain about it. It is done for your child! However, if you have one child, sorry, you are out. If you want to benefit from this move, give birth to three children,” state-run news agency BelTA quotes Mr Lukashenka as saying.

“Let us analyse various ways to ramp up budget revenues. We can find additional funds. We might cut certain programs. After all, this is the number one objective,” the head of state stated.

Labor and Social Security Minister Marianna Shchetkina spoke about the existing measures to support families with children at a session to discuss a new mechanism of state support of families with children on August, 21. On his turn Alialsandr Lukashenka suggested bringing together all measures into one law and approved Big Family project, a long-term program of stimulating the birth of the third and more children.