Moldovan President Vladimir Voronin held a working meeting with the leadership of government, cabinet ministers, heads of regulatory and law enforcement bodies on preventing and combating offenses related to the use of value added tax (VAT). The meeting noted the intensification of efforts since the early years of relevant agencies to prevent and punish crimes associated with VAT. Due taken in this direction up to 1 January to 31 July 2009 had been de-registered for VAT 689 taxpayers, of which 39 declared so-called one-day enterprises. Center for Combating Economic Crimes and Corruption, the Main State Tax Inspectorate, together with other supervisory and law enforcement agencies continue to focus on suppression of offenses relating to VAT. The President noted the volume done so far in this area by insisting on the need to continue this work. Head of state drew the attention of the leadership of the above departments to the need for close cooperation and future removal of any bureaucratic barriers in order to eliminate the phenomenon of evasion of VAT. Vladimir Voronin stressed the importance of accelerating the development of electronic tax bill, which would exclude in principle the possibility of fraud with the VAT. During the meeting, attention was drawn to the need for supervisory remote testing and monitoring of economic agents to use for this purpose information systems and existing databases. At the same time CCECC instructed to intensify its operations to detect and document the attempts of tax evasion by economic agents, have recourse to one-day firms. Ministry of Economy and Trade should be convened senior officials of all state bodies that are relevant to the process of administration of the VAT, with the purpose of the current activities in this direction. The President urged those present to take a responsible attitude in the process of preventing and combating offenses related to VAT, which cause enormous damage to the state budget of the country.