Putin advised to cancel the transport tax to resolve the conflict with truckers

Putin advised to cancel the transport tax to resolve the conflict with truckers

Moscow. December 24. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin is convinced that the conflicts around the system of payment for the use of roads “Plato” could have been avoided if the authorities took measures to compensate for the increasing costs of truckers.

“We talked about that in due time it was necessary to cancel the transport tax, it would be possible to help people out of the shadows, and at the same time maintain the income to support a family, I mean, say, the transition to the patent system”, – Putin said at a meeting with members of the government, talking about the problem arising from the introduction of “Plato”.

“There are other situations in which you need to act more quickly,” said Putin.

From November 15 in Russia earned a system of collection of plates 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.

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