Media: the Russian government did not approve of progressive taxation

Media: the Russian government did not approve of progressive taxation


The initiative put forward by the deputies “Fair Russia”. Authorities fear that the introduction of a progressive scale of taxation on incomes of physical persons can lead to so-called “gray” schemes of evasion from payment of duty.

MOSCOW, 13 Nov. The government of the Russian Federation did not support the bill providing introduction in Russia of progressive scale of taxation on incomes of physical persons (NDFL), wrote in Friday newspaper “Izvestia”.

It is noted that the Cabinet rejected two draft law, proposing to introduce a progressive scale of taxation of incomes of physical persons (NDFL). Both are developed by deputies of “Fair Russia”.

According to the publication, the Ministry fear that the transition to a progressive scale of personal income tax may lead to reactivation of the taxpayers of the so-called “gray” schemes of evasion from payment of taxes, including the lowering of real wages.

Also note in the Department, the stability of collection of this tax, which is an important argument in favour of maintaining the current scale of personal income tax.

“In addition, in the foreseeable future (next four years) is planned to maintain the existing level of tax burden in relation to and reflected in the message of President RF to the Federal Assembly on December 4, 2014 the decision to “lock in” current tax rules. The above means that the current level of tax burden should not be increased”, — the newspaper quoted the representative of the Ministry of economic development Elena Lashkina, which gave a negative opinion on the project.

According to the newspaper, according to the first bill, it was proposed to introduce a progressive scale of taxation on incomes in excess of per year per person 24 million rubles. If the annual income ranges from 24 to 100 million rubles, the citizen would have to pay, according to the authors of the bill, 25%.

Income from 100 to 200 million rubles the deputies offered to tax at 35%, more than 200 million — 50%. Among the initiators of this idea were deputies Sergei Mironov, Vasily Shvetsov and others.

The author of the second draft law, Deputy Oleg Nilov, as reported by the media, offered to tax the income at lower rates: up to 120 thousand rubles inclusive — 0%; more than 120 thousand rubles, but not more than 12 million rubles — 13%; from 12 to 100 million rubles — 18%; from 100 to 500 million rubles is 23%; more than 500 million rubles — 28%. According to nil, the draft law concerns the minimum number of persons, but those who have the lion’s share of the income of the working population of the Russian Federation.