In the Kremlin commented on the appeal of millionaires from USA and Europe to tax them

The idea of raising taxes for wealthy citizens is already being implemented in Russia. Commented on the petition, which more than 80 millionaires around the world urged governments to increase taxes on wealth, the press Secretary of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov. “In Russia already (realized)”, — he told TASS answering the question, how in the Kremlin relate to this idea. An earlier edition of the Guardian reported on the letter in which More than 80 millionaires from around the world have asked the leaders of countries to impose higher taxes on their condition. Thus the magnates want to help governments to fight the effects of coronavirus on the economy. The letter stated that because of the pandemic, about 500 million people were at risk of poverty. Therefore, the authorities should take responsibility for collecting resources and their equitable distribution. Recall, Russian President Vladimir Putin in the framework of appeals to the Russians on 23 June proposed that from 1 January 2021 to increase the personal income tax for citizens with income more than 5 million rubles per year from 13% to 15%. According to him, this measure will bring the budget approximately 60 billion rubles, which will be directed on treatment of seriously ill children.

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