Media: the government from 2017 onwards may return the social tax

Media: the government from 2017 onwards may return the social tax


MOSCOW, January 21. The government in preparation for discussing anti-crisis measures, including the rigid model of reforming of system of collection of revenue – elimination by 2017 of insurance premiums and the return of the social tax, which is administered by the Federal tax service (FTS). On Thursday the newspaper “Kommersant”.

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According to the publication, discussed the increased burden on high wages (over the threshold of 800 thousand rubles per year). The final decision on the matter.

On the last week of January the Ministry of economic development and the government office prepares the meeting already on anti-crisis plan in 2016, the newspaper added. In part, this topic has been discussed at a meeting with the Prime Minister on January 18 – the Ministry of labor, the MAYOR and the Ministry of Finance was among other things tasked to explore issues related to social funds. Besides, as told “Kommersant” one of the representatives of the White house, at the level of the relevant Deputy Prime Ministers on January 19-20, discussed the initiative more ambitious reforms – radical option consolidation fees in FTS, namely the return in 2017 of the social tax.

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Relevant departments claim that the government issues have not been discussed, a source in the Federal tax service told Kommersant that the return to the tax service now seems unlikely because “it is already passed stage” – now in the government, according to him, is discussed, in what form will the synchronization work of the tax service and the FIU. The relevant draft legal acts can be drafted before March 1, 2016.

Interlocutors “Kommersant” in the social block of the government yesterday stressed that the transformation of contributions into taxes is contrary to insurance principles of the pension system – as well as FOMS and FSS. However, judging by the results of the meeting with the Prime Minister on 18 January to 1 February at the government level will be discussed and other approaches, including the question of increasing the taxing payroll above the threshold, or abolition. The latter, in effect, would mean the destruction of the insurance model for the pension system even if in itself the idea of social tax is rejected.