Putin has suggested to impose a tax for the rich

Russian President Vladimir Putin in a televised address to the nation proposed to abandon the flat rate tax on incomes of physical persons (personal income tax) and to increase the rate from 13% to 15% for those whose income exceeds 5 million rubles per year. Terms of innovations — from January 2021. To thus it is expected 60 billion rubles a year.

the Head of state said that the increased rate will apply only to the amount of income that exceeds 5 million rubles a year.

According to Putin, the waste obtained from the rich a tax plan solely for the treatment of children with life-threatening rare diseases and high-tech operations.

Putin also said that existing programmes of support for such children will be saved and the money “will go to plus” to these programs.

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 1 Oct 2019 it became known that Ming fuin Russia intend 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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