The Russian government refused to raise taxes on the rich

the Russian Government is currently discussing the introduction of increased tax rates on incomes of physical persons (NDFL) for people with high income.

“This issue is not discussed”, — said TASS in the press service of the Cabinet.

In Russia, there are flat rate personal income tax of 13%, but yesterday, 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 rubles, said RIA “Novosti”.

And this was reported by the sources not only Forbes, but also of RBC.

Recall, 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.

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, to “lose the relationship” 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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