Which entrepreneurs pay the most taxes to Ukraine?
13 September 2021
In 2020, PEs paid UAH 52 billion in taxes, out of which UAH 37 billion was the single tax. The largest portion was paid by private entrepreneurs in trading and information services (including programmers) as well as professional, scientific, and technical activities.
One-third of all taxes was paid by PEs in wholesale and retail trading—UAH 11.6 billion. However, these PEs are the most numerous: currently, 825,102 are engaged in trading in Ukraine. Thus, every PE in trading pays UAH 14,000 per year on average.
|Trading||11 503 615 000|
|Information and telecommunications||7 835 018 000|
|Professional, scientific, and technical activities||3 262 419 000|
|Transport, warehousing, postal and courier activities||2 868 566 000|
|Process industries||2 547 958 000|
|Real estate transactions||1 924 956 000|
|Civil construction||1 301 913 000|
|Administrative and auxiliary services||1 285 300 000|
|Hotel and restaurant businesses||1 274 460 000|
|Agriculture||1 126 893 000|
|Other services||857 864 000|
|Healthcare and social care||430 970 000|
|Arts, sports, entertainment, and leisure||307 551 000|
|Financial activities||236 991 000|
|Education||223 146 000|
|Water supply and sewerage||60 577 000|
|Electricity, gas, steam, and conditioned air supply||9 868 000|
|Mining industry||6 426 000|
|Public management||3 717 000|
|Household activities||2 495 000|
|Activities of extraterritorial organizations||760|
PEs engaged in information and telecommunications take second place. They have paid UAH 7.8 billion to the state budget, which is 21% of the total amount. In other words, one private entrepreneur pays UAH 28,300 in taxes per year. This category includes IT specialists, publishers, movie and TV program creators, radio and TV hosts.
If instead we look at how much was paid by each individual PE, the rating of taxpayers will change. It will be represented by the suppliers of electricity, steam, and gas as well as builders and farmers.
The most taxes per one PE was paid by entrepreneurs engaged in electricity, steam, and gas supply. Each of them paid over UAH 46,700 per month. There are currently 211 PEs operating in this field of activity in Ukraine with a total of UAH 9.8 million paid in taxes in 2020.
|Electricity, gas, steam, and conditioned air supply||46 768|
|Civil construction||42 160|
|Public management||34 738|
|Administrative and auxiliary services||31 235|
|Real estate transactions||28 773|
|Information and telecommunications||28 375|
|Financial activities||28 321|
|Process industries||27 595|
|Professional, scientific, and technical activities||25 743|
|Hotel and restaurant businesses||16 254|
|Transport, warehousing, postal and courier activities||15 181|
|Healthcare and social care||14 553|
|Water supply and sewerage||12 941|
|Arts, sports, entertainment, and leisure||12 201|
|Mining industry||8 975|
|Other services||6 922|
|Household activities||4 280|
|Activities of extraterritorial organizations||13|
The second biggest taxpayers are entrepreneurs engaged in construction. An average amount paid in taxes by one such PE is UAH 42,000. In total, there are 30,800 PEs engaged in construction. The overall amount of taxes is UAH 1.3 billion.
Farmers take third place by average paid taxes per one PE with 29,900 of them each paying around UAH 37,600. The overall amount reached UAH 1.1 billion.
Compared to last year, the number of PEs is largely unchanged. As of December 2020, there were 1,911,921 active PEs, while currently there are 1,967,959 of them.
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