On Thursday, November 21, a grand meeting dedicated to the Tax and Customs Officers Day was held in Donetsk. The celebration was attended by Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic Denis Pushilin, Minister of Revenue and Duties Yevgeny Lavryonov, and employees of the Ministry of Revenue and Duties.

Congratulating the heroes of the occasion on their professional holiday, the Head of the Republic emphasized the importance of tax and customs officers’ work for the development of the state and citizens’ welfare improvement.

“For five years of hard and painstaking work, employees of the Ministry of Revenue and Duties managed to set up a reliable fiscal system, ensure constant financial revenues to the budget of the Republic, on which the social and economic stability of our country depends in many respects.

You have what to be proud of, but there is still a lot of work ahead. You are facing large-scale challanges: the tax system of the Republic should be made understandable, stable and, importantly, stimulating the development of domestic and foreign business.

In tax and customs bodies there is also relevant anti-corruption activities. We actually talk about the need to fight corruption. In this field, your work requires great professionalism, scrupulous honesty, endurance and faithful compliance with the legislation of the Donetsk People’s Republic.

Dear friends! I want to thank you for your meritorious service, dedication to duty and hard work. I wish happiness, prosperity, peace and wellbeing to you and your families!” Denis Pushilin said.

For a significant contribution to the implementation of the state policy of the Donetsk People’s Republic, distinguished employees of the Ministry of Revenue and Duties, who have stepped up to the plate, were awarded with certificates of honor and appreciation of the Head of the DPR.

As will be recalled, the professional holiday Tax and Customs Officers Day is celebrated annually on November 21 according to the Decree of the Head of the DPR No. 274 of July 6, 2015. From January 1, 2020, according to the Decree of the Head of the DPR No. 273 of August 28, 2019, in the People’s Republic of Donetsk on November 21 there will be celebrated as the Day of the Tax Authorities Employees, and on October 25 — Day of the Customs Officer.