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The agricultural exporter Kernel-Trade and the company specializing in wholesale trade in metals and metal ores Polyus Trading topped the list of the largest recipients of budgetary value added tax (VAT) refunds in August with an indicator of over UAH 1 billion, according to data of the State Treasury Service.
According to them, Kernel-Trade received almost UAH 1.6 billion of VAT refunds last month, Polyus Trading – UAH 1.095 billion, while there is no information on the budgetary refund of this tax to these companies in July.
The top five largest recipients of budgetary VAT refunds in August were also two steel plants – Zaporizhstal – UAH 407 million (in July – UAH 282 million) and ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih – UAH 386 million (UAH 315 million), as well as the agricultural exporter ADM Ukraine – UAH 231 million (UAH 159 million), the State Treasury Service said.
The second top five in the list are opened by Poltava Mining and Processing Plant – UAH 182 million (UAH 187.3 million) and Pivdenny Mining and Processing Plant – UAH 170 million (there are no data on reimbursement in July).
The top ten are closed by Viterra Ukraine – UAH 163 million (UAH 194.7 million), Yeristovo Mining and Processing Plant that topped the July list – UAH 157 million (UAH 383 million), as well as AGT – UAH 144 million (UAH 306.2 million), according to the treasury data.
The third five largest recipients in August looked like this: Mykolaiv Alumina Plant – UAH 121 million (UAH 120 million), Nikopol Ferroalloy Plant – UAH 110 million (UAH 190.5 million), Optimusagro Trade – UAH 96 million (UAH 144 million), and Leoni Wiring Systems UA GMBH – UAH 94 million (UAH 200 million).
Two more companies received over UAH 90 million in VAT refunds in August: Nika-Agrotrade – UAH 91 million (UAH 143 million) and Mondelez Ukraine – UAH 90 million (UAH 45 million).
According to the State Treasury Service, in general, in August 2021, budgetary reimbursement decreased to UAH 10.78 billion compared to UAH 11.15 billion in July and UAH 11.99 billion in June.

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Kernel-Trade in May 2021 topped the list of the largest recipients of budget value added tax (VAT) refunds with an indicator of almost UAH 1.67 billion, while in the past month there was no information on refunds, according to the data on the website of the State Treasury.
According to the report, the top three also included two metallurgical enterprises: PJSC ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih with an indicator of almost UAH 1.05 billion compared to UAH 556.2 million in April, as well as Zaporizhstal with UAH 583.8 million against UAH 700.9 million, respectively.
Agricultural exporter Suntrade, leading in April, received UAH 519 million of budgetary VAT refunds in May, which is almost half the previous figure of UAH 950.8 million, according to the statistics of the agency.
The top five largest recipients of budget VAT refunds also included Mariupol-based Illich Metallurgical Plant, affiliated with Metinvest Group, which in a month slightly reduced the figure from UAH 500 million in April to UAH 465.6 million in May.
The top ten largest recipients of budget VAT refunds in May also included ADM Ukraine with UAH 403.2 million (there was no information on refunds in April), Nibulon with UAH 314.5 million (UAH 298.4 million), AT Cargill with UAH 253.8 million (almost UAH 159 million).
They are followed by Dniprovsky Metallurgical Plant with UAH 251 million (UAH 251.2 million) and Poltava Mining and Processing Plant (GOK) with UAH 239.2 million (UAH 212.8 million), which have practically not changed their indicators for the month.


Head of Ukrainian Tax Agency assures of full VAT refund on applications

The total amount of applications for budgetary value added tax (VAT) refunds in December exceeds UAH 14 billion, and it will be financed on time, said head of the State Tax Service Oleksiy Liubchenko.

“In December, we have full understanding that the application for UAH 14.1 billion will be given to payers, which didn’t happen in December 2019,” Liubchenko said on the air of Savik Shuster’s program Freedom of Speech (Svoboda Slova) on Friday.

He noted that following the results of 11 months of this year, applications for budgetary VAT refunds amounted to UAH 122.7 billion, while UAH 128 billion was reimbursed during this period.



Two agricultural exporters Kernel Trade and ADM Trading Ukraine, as well as Mariupol Illich Steel Works affiliated with the Metinvest Group, are in the top three largest recipients of VAT refunds from the budget in November 2018, according to information on the website of the State Treasury Service of Ukraine. The largest recipient of the budget reimbursement of VAT in November was Kernel-Trade – UAH 1.35 billion (the company had no VAT refunds in October), followed by ADM Trading Ukraine with UAH 1.05 billion (UAH 707.9 million in October).
At the same time, the Mariupol Illich Steel Works dropped from first to third place in November, slightly decreasing its figure from UAH 761.7 million in October to UAH 759.5 million, according to the State Treasury Service.
The top five recipients also included one of the largest operators in the grain market Nibulon – UAH 741 million and ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih steel works – UAH 485.4 million (compensation information in October is not available for both companies).
The top ten largest VAT recipients in November also included Azovstal steel works affiliated with Metinvest – UAH 473.4 million (UAH 166 million in October), and AT Cargill – UAH 396.6 million (no refund data available in October).

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