The Verkhovna Rada has tightened control over financial operations - are now in laundering of proceeds from crime will be suspected of all persons involved in the transaction for the amount of UAH 100 thousand in cash .
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Experts believe that it will strengthen the fight against illegal proceeds and will stimulate the transfer of funds of the population in non-cash form. Real estate market expected shadowing and stagnation since become subject under the monitoring of almost all transaction, predict its members. On Friday, the Verkhovna Rada amended the law "On prevention and counteraction to legalization (laundering) proceeds of crime "in order to implement the 40 recommendations of the International Group on financial measures to combat money laundering (FATF). MPs have expanded the list of business entities that should be reported to Gosfinmonitoring of large and suspicious financial operations of its clients: in addition to banks, insurance companies, commodity and stock exchanges, gaming establishments, pawn shops and pay systems, it is now includes real estate developers (realtors), precious metals and stones, antiques and art, notaries, lawyers, auditors, accountants, subsidiaries of foreign companies and operators of postal services. Limit the amount subject to compulsory financial monitoring, the parliament has increased from 80 UAH to 100 UAH (in foreign currency equivalent). In the implementation of Operations on the subjects of such amount shall conduct initial monitoring identification of the client. Also expanded the list of transactions that are suspicious and which should be reported to Gosfinmonitoring. Mandatory inspection subject to, inter alia, operations, paid cash transactions, conducted non-profit and charitable organizations, getting a member of loan Credit Union of several in one day. In addition, the operation will be to monitor, if they are confused or have an unusual character, have no apparent economic meaning, do not correspond to the essence of the client, in order to split avoidance test. Curiously, the deputies seized from the law interpretation these traits. Lawyers, auditors, accountants and notaries can not tell their suspicions, if the information became known to them under the circumstances who are lawyers or professional secret. Except for Notaries were purchase and sale of real estate in the amount of 400 thousand UAH. Bankers are happy tightening controls over financial transactions, so they hope the influx of cash into the banking system. "It will be stimulate the transfer of cash savings that are stored under the cushions of the population, in non-cash form. A non-cash transactions are monitored, - chairman of the bank `Khreschatyk` Dmitry Gridzhuk. - Now in points of sale in implementation of a large purchase will need to carry personal identification. Raising the limit of the inflation and devaluation of hryvnia. "Car Dealers sure that checks for money laundering does not aggravate their work. "Official car dealers do not take cash - the buyer transfers credit or making them to banks-partners ", - said General Director of Ukrainian Association of avtoimporterov and dealers Oleg Nazarenko. Hardest hit by the new law the real estate agencies which predict a transition of the market in the shade. "Now, transactions and so very little and 100 thousand UAH - very low price threshold, because the prices now start from $ 60-70 million (480-560 thousand UAH.-b). If the realtors will require documents and to report suspicious transactions, no one will refer to them and the market die or go away completely in shadow - sure the president of the Union of Professional Real Estate Kiev Igor Odnopozov. - To identify the shadow income, you can contact the BTI, which records all transactions, prices and new property owners, and if the realtors will verify income, customers will enter into transactions directly. This will automatically reduce tax revenues. "
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