Peskov: Decision on increase in personal income tax for the rich has not been made yet

has not Yet made any final decisions on raising the personal income tax for the rich. This was stated press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, commenting on media reports that the Kremlin and the government allegedly returned to the idea of increasing personal income tax rate for wealthy Russians, and for the poor rate want to reset.

according to RIA “Novosti” Peskov noted that due to the current difficult situation constantly there is an 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 will Remind, now in Russia operates a flat rate personal income tax of 13%, but earlier, 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.

16 January, 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.

Add the following October 1, 2019, it became known that the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation intends to change the approach to taxation of wealthy Russians, obliging them to pay taxes if they have lived in Russia for 90 days per year and have a house here, business and personal contacts. The Ministry has long planned to expand the criteria for recognition of citizens as residents. Now such measures are officially included in the project “the Basic directions budgetary, tax and customs-tariff policy for 2020 and the planning period of 2021 and 2022,” noted RBC.

currently, in order to “lose contact” with Russia and to pay taxes, enough to hold the country for less than 183 days a year.

As explained by the Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov, many entrepreneurs use this to report on foreign assets and pay taxes on retained earnings. According to him, one of the reasons for tightening “to our business, which at one time fled to the West, to come back to us”.

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