Golikova reminded about justice, talking about taxes for the rich

Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Tatyana Golikova considers that when deciding to increase the tax on income of individuals (personal income tax) it is necessary to take into account the difference in salaries in every region, and first and foremost we should talk about fairness to people. This opinion was expressed in an interview on the First channel.

we will Remind, now in Russia there is a flat rate personal income tax of 13%, but 17 June, Forbes wrote that the government is considering the introduction of progressive tax rates. Among the possible options — increasing the personal income tax rate from 13% to 15% for wealthy individuals whose annual income exceeds 2-3 million. And this was reported by the sources not only Forbes, but also of RBC.

But the next day the government of the Russian Federation stated that currently the introduction of increased tax rates on incomes of physical persons (NDFL) for people with high incomes is not discussed.

Commenting on the situation, Golikova pointed out that, according to the tax service and higher wages in Russia receives a small percentage of the population. According to her, from region to region the average salary level is very different, the average salary in Russia is about 47 thousand rubles.

“But 47 thousand to 12 times is a lot? It is not enough. So when you’re talking about two million dollars for Russian citizen two million is a lot, and a million-in a year do not receive”, — quotes RIA “news” the Vice-Premier, who recognized that the subject revenues are very sensitive for the Russians.

“I think that you should think always about justice for our people,” — said Golikova, answering the question of whether to think about improving personal income tax or not.

Note that on 18 June, the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov made clear, they haven’t made any final decisions on raising the personal income tax for the rich. According to him, due to the current difficult situation is constantly exchange of views on possible steps in the crisis response plan and promote economic development, support the most affected sectors of the economy. In the framework of this exchange of opinions were expressed and the idea about the pit. But solutions, said Peskov, so far no no, if they will — he promised to “inform”. On the question of what future this decision can be made, he said, now that the decision “is accepted very quickly.”

we also Add that even on January 16, the day after the resignation of the government Dmitry Medvedev, Dean of the economic faculty of Moscow state University Alexander Auzan has seen fit to place in Russia a tax reform, which primarily have to touch the tax to incomes of physical persons (NDFL). He said this at the Gaidar forum. As the expert believes, “personal income tax should be transferred from the company to the person, to he paid where he lives, at the municipal level”.

meanwhile, even before the appointment of the Prime Minister, the candidate for the post Mikhail Mishustin said he did not support the idea of introducing so-called tax on the rich, because, in his view, the transition to a progressive tax currently ineffective and irrelevant.

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