When you can not do without a lawyer
The role of lawyers in the State Fiscal Service takes on new meaning and becomes wider. Special attention is focused on the lawyers of the SFS today, when Ukraine has reached a qualitatively new level of relations with the European community. Marina Tokar, the Head of the Legal Department of the Main Office of SFS in Transcarpathian region told about the functions, tasks and professional forecasts of regional tax authorities lawyers on the "Tisa-1" channel, in the "Legal Education" programme.
- In today's society, old stereotypes about the so-called repressive nature of tax authorities are being broken down, we are now seeing a new level of communication between citizens and the SFS experts. The state body becomes more open, ready for dialogue and cooperation with citizens and businesses, so when legal or natural persons address the SFS on issues that interest them, that's then lawyers come in use - the specialist on legal affairs informed.
According to Marina Tokar, it is important to help individuals and business entities at the initial stage of occurance of an issue or undesirable situation to resolve them before complication and to avoid penalties or litigation. She emphasizes that one of the most important duties of lawyers is representing the interests of the state and control to ensure that fiscal services operate exclusively in the legitimate legal framework.
Marina Tokar notes that the level of citizens' awareness in the legal and juridical legislation is constantly improving and growing. She belives that modern and professional media and expert advice play a significant role in it.