Media: Trunin can change on a post Shatalov Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation

Media: Trunin can change on a post Shatalov Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation


MOSCOW, January 19. Director of tax Department of the Ministry of Finance Ilya Trunin can change Sergey Shatalov, the post of the Deputy Minister of Finance, told “Vedomosti” three Federal officials.

Shatalov, in the mid 90-ies formed the Russian tax system, has left his post on January 15.

Information about the possible appointment Trunina the representative did not comment on, as does Trunin. The draft order there, says the press-Secretary, Natalya Timakova.

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Before the new Deputy Minister will stand new challenges. The Finance Ministry becomes the mega-regulator’s income and will be responsible for 90% of the revenues of the enlarged government. The new Deputy Minister would have to supervise not only Federal tax (Federal tax service), Federal customs service (FCS), and Rosalkogolregulirovanie (PAP). The FTS will control the flow of information customs and RAHR, and the differences between the three services will have to remove the Finance Ministry, officials say.

Trunin, head of the Department since the end of 2006, and with Shatalov is one of the key figures in tax policy. Prior to joining the Finance Ministry as he worked in the Gaidar Institute, in particular, has been head of the Tax code relating to VAT. The Ministry of Finance Trunin continued to engage in the reform and adjustment of the tax system.

Trunin said earlier “Vedomosti” that the enemy is numerous of benefits when the main argument is enough to reduce rates or exempt from tax will increase economic activity, reduced tax evasion, and budget revenues will exceed the loss of benefits. You cannot rely on income growth only on interest rate reduction, he said. Personal benefits he considers dangerous, and to cancel the benefits, even if introduced on time, is very difficult. Better to make a universal tax with a lower rate and broader base than a high tax rate with many exceptions, Trunin believes.