From July 1, Ukrainians will face a number of changes related to utility payments, an increase in excise taxes on fuel, which will automatically lead to an increase in prices for most goods.
From July 1, Ukrainians will face a number of changes related to utility payments, including an increase in excise taxes on fuel, which will automatically lead to an increase in prices for most goods and services. We tried to figure out what our compatriots should prepare for from tomorrow.
In July, we will receive payments with a new electricity price. In particular, for household consumers, a kilowatt will cost 2.64 hryvnias. It is also possible that the business will pay 2 706.63 hryvnias per megawatt-hour of electricity at minimum and 5 413.26 hryvnias at maximum load. At the same time, the cost of electricity distribution will increase by 25-50%.
An increase in electricity prices will affect the cost of services. This will primarily concern water supply and drainage, which will increase in price by a third on average.
From July 1, the pre-war excise duty rates will also return. In particular, it will be 213.5 euros for gasoline, 139.5 euros for diesel fuel, and 52 euros for liquefied gas per 1,000 liters. This will automatically lead to an increase in the price of fuel at domestic gas stations. Experts predict that the cost of a liter of gasoline will increase by approximately 12 hryvnias, diesel – by 10, and car gas – by 5 hryvnias. That is, A-95 gasoline can jump up to 56.56 hryvnias, diesel – up to 53, and gas – up to 31.91 hryvnias per liter.
In July, the last pension indexation of the current year is planned. Payments will increase by 19.7% for former civil servants and scientists.
At the same time, Ukrainians may be deprived of subsidies due to the large living space, which will be more than 130 square meters for apartments and 230 square meters for private houses. They will also not receive additional payments for utility bills if they purchase goods, land or other immovable property for more than 50 000 hryvnias, as well as those who have not paid for utility bills for more than three months, or who own more than one residential apartment or car. Subsidies will not be given to those who have more than 100 000 hryvnias in their bank accounts, when there are adults in the family who do not work, but the members of the household are debtors for alimony.
Starting tomorrow, medicines included in the “Affordable Medicines” program will be dispensed only by electronic prescription. This norm will be applied throughout the territory of Ukraine, with the exception of the frontline territories. At the same time, at the request of the patient, the doctor can additionally print a paper certificate containing information about the prescription.
During July, Ukrainians will receive tax receipts for housing with “extra” square meters – for private houses with an area of more than 120 square meters and apartments – with an area of more than 60 square meters. m. It must be paid within two months. For each extra meter, you will have to pay 97 hryvnias and 50 kopecks.
No real estate tax is charged to persons if their housing is located in the territories where active hostilities are being or have been conducted, which are under temporary occupation, or which are temporarily occupied by the Russian Federation, or which have turned out to be uninhabitable due to the war.
Also, as of tomorrow, quarantine and the state of emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic will end in Ukraine.