Barysau: tax inspection is getting more active during elections

2010 2010-02-17T20:24:55+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 15 February Siarhei Salash, leader of the Barysau organization of the Belarusian Popular Front Party, filed with the appropriate election commission an application for nomination of economist Zmitser Babitski, expert of CASE-Belarus, a candidate to deputies of the Barysau district Soviet of Deputies of the 26th Convocation at election constituency #15.

The decision of the commission will be announced only on Friday. On 17 February Salash’s wife who works as a teacher in a secondary school, received a letter from the local tax inspection demanding from her to pass the income declaration for 2009.

Siarhei Salash doubts that it is a coincidence. He says that tax commissions start paying interest towards certain categories of people exactly during election campaigns.

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