Dnepropetrovsk oblast: 200 Pavlograd dwellers refused to get the identification codes
200 inhabitants of the Zapadnodonbasskiy district turned to tax inspection with the appeal. The appealers stated that they refused to get the identification codes because of the religious views.
According to the amendment to the law “On state register of physical persons – payers of taxes and other obligatory payments” (1999), the exception is made for the believers, who may not get the identification code because this action contradicts their religious views. According to the amendment, this procedure is not obligatory for such persons.
However, the experts believe that the believers, who may not get the identification code because of their religious views, but carry on the commercial activities, must accept the demands of the state.
There are no alternatives of the identification code.
Today the passport services refuse to put some marks to passports. There have been several cases, where court issued positive decisions on this question. For example, a dweller of Donetsk won her case: the court acknowledged the actions of tax inspection to be illegal.
7 November 2003