"The most numerous categories (of pensioners - Ed.) are the miners, Chornobyl victims and liquidators, military, and research engineers. These are the people with long employment history who retired on pension and had been receiving average salaries prior to that," he said.
Rozenko recalled that May 19, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the government bill to exempt pensions from income tax from May 1 in the first reading and made a decsion to speed up its finalization before the second reading.
"There is a great deal of hope that the bill will be adopted as a whole as early as next plenary week since the government has stipulated that pensions should be exempted from income tax from May 1, 2016. That is, we will have to execute this law retroactively," the vice prime minister said.