Moscow. December 17. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin hopes that the government at the beginning of 2016 will cancel the transport tax for trucks that pay for mileage on the toll collection system “Platon”.
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“At least for the trucks that have to pay for mileage, it has to be done (to cancel car tax). And I very much hope that the government in the near future in the beginning of the year it will make”, – the President said at a press conference on Thursday.
According to him, Board with trucks was introduced to “put all sectors of transport in the same situation”. “We had in 2008 or 2007 abolished the licensing of this activity – in the struggle for razvorachivatsya. Seems to be good, but what it led to in practice is has led to the fact that a large number of people who simply buy these trucks and use it. But it is absolutely a grey area of the economy,” Putin said.
He also suggested the government to consider the possibility of purchasing a truck drivers annual or seasonal patents for travel on roads. “There’s an easy way: to give the opportunity to purchase the patent, budget. But there is a problem, which is that patents are issued for a year, and may be only seasonal transportation. But let the government think about it in advance and do it,” said Putin.
The transport tax was not repealed at the request of regional leaders, because the proceeds go to the regional budget. The initiative is the abolition of vehicle tax or changing environmental authorities is discussed not the first year, but this is still not done.
From November 15 in Russia earned a system of charging (MRAs) with trucks with a permissible maximum weight exceeding 12 tonnes on account of compensation of damage when driving on Federal roads, called “Plato”. The launch of the system was accompanied by a malfunction, as well as protests by truckers. They complained of the injustice of the system, indicating that already pay the transport tax and excise taxes included in fuel cost. In addition, carriers indicated that the charge itself will lead to losses and bankruptcy of small companies and pre-paid principle would lead to the withdrawal of funds from circulation.
In response to claims of industry representatives, the authorities decided to reduce the tariff for the first period of operation hovercraft: until 29 February 2016 it is set at the level of 1.53 rubles per kilometer of distance traveled. From 1 March 2016 until 31 December 2018 it will amount to 3.06 rubles. It was also decided to reduce the penalties for nonpayment of travel: the common penalty for non-payment for travel on Federal highways of trucks with weight over 12 tons reduced to 5 thousand. It is also planned to allow a postpaid method of payment, in fact made the flight.
Previously, the Presidential Council on human rights, in absentia adopted the recommendations, providing for the complete abolition of this system in creating optimal alternative. In the Ministry of transport said in response that the issue to the theme of ensuring the rights and freedoms of citizens, and called the recommendations of the HRC market opinion.
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