The Deputy of the state Duma asks to assess the effect of the introduction of the sales tax

The Deputy of the state Duma asks to assess the effect of the introduction of the sales tax


Tax innovations minimizes the feasibility of small business, the member of LDPR Anton Ishchenko. The MP has sent requests to the heads of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation Anton Siluanov and economic development Alexei Ulyukayev.

MOSCOW, 27 Jan. State Duma Deputy from LDPR Anton Ishchenko has sent requests to the heads of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation Anton Siluanov and economic development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev to clarify how effectively was to introduce a trading fee.

According to him, currently visible imperfections in the system of tax payment, and some entrepreneurs, owning small retail outlets, are aware of the increase in the tax burden.

Trading fee introduced from 1 July 2015. Thus from the tax exempt entrepreneurs applying patent system of taxation, vending trade, as well as enterprises that provide household services. According to these amendments to the Tax code of the Russian Federation, which the President signed in December 2014, first to introduce such a fee in cities of Federal value — Moscow, St. Petersburg and Sevastopol, but not earlier than July. St. Petersburg and Sevastopol from the levy declined. In other municipalities, the sales tax can only be installed after the enactment of the law.

“When they passed the law, we all in one voice argued that increasing the tax burden is at an end. And the first results show that there is a significant increase in the tax burden on businesses and individual entrepreneurs who rent retail space less than 50 square meters,” — said Ishchenko.

Thus, according to the Deputy, the businessman who owns 10 retail outlets, three square metres of a total area of 30 square meters, will pay 10 times more than the businessman with one store 50 square meters.

“In fact, the rate of sales tax established in the city of Moscow from 21 thousand to 81 thousand in the quarter for small and micro business, with a trading area of 1-3 square meters, comparable to or even more than the profit level they had before the introduction of the sales tax,” — said the MP. To do business with such unreasonable taxation, emphasizes the Deputy.

So Ishchenko requests to clarify the Ministry’s position relative to the balance of the rates and rules of payment of sales tax, of their compliance with the current state of the economy and the necessity of creation and modernization of highly productive jobs.

The Deputy asked the Finance Ministry to sort out the problem of paying tax. According to him, if the entrepreneur using the simplified taxation system, are registered in the Moscow region and leased retail space in the capital, he must pay the fee on spot trading activity. “So, if the entrepreneur can set off against the amount of sales tax in their payment of simplified tax, simplified tax goes to the Moscow region. If he does the test, it turns out from the budget of Moscow region is withdrawn the amount of sales tax that goes to the Moscow budget. That is, there pulling the blanket goes between the city and the region. Quite an ambiguous situation, because in the Moscow region there is no sales tax, and in Moscow,” — said Ishchenko.

The MP claims that past inquiries have received different replies from the Finance Ministry. “Judging from the last response of the Ministry of Finance, the entrepreneur registered in Moscow twice pay taxes for carrying out their trading activities in the form of simplified tax in the Moscow regional budget and sales tax, which goes to the budget of Moscow”, — said the MP.

“It is unclear whether this attitude is the result of excessive concern about replenishment of the budget of the Moscow region at the expense of the legitimate interests of small business or it focused public policy, which should lead to a consistent migration of entrepreneurs from the Moscow region and their re-registration in Moscow”, — the statement says.