Tax revolt gains steam on revolution’s anniversary

“Six years after the start of the Orange Revolution, Ukrainians are taking to the streets again.

This time, their ire is focused not on overturning a rigged presidential election – as it was in 2004 – but rather on scuttling the adoption of a new tax code that entrepreneurs say will drive all but the largest companies out of business or into the shadows.

The Verkhovna Rada adopted the government’s tax proposal on Nov. 18, with support from 269 lawmakers, a clear majority in the 450-seat body.

But lawmakers said they will still consider and debate possible changes to the legislation.” (read more from Kyiv Post)