Media: the Finance Ministry has prepared amendments that facilitate the parameters of the Amnesty

Media: the Finance Ministry has prepared amendments that facilitate the parameters of the Amnesty


MOSCOW, January 26. The Finance Ministry is ready to adjust the parameters Amnesty: expanding the list of covered assets and guarantees, wrote on Tuesday the newspaper “Vedomosti”, citing a copy of the amendments to the law “On the voluntary Declaration of assets and Bank accounts”.

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The authenticity of the document was confirmed by two participants in the meeting with the participation of the Ministry of Finance, Federal tax service, consultants of the “big four” and deputies, and Federal official.

The need to clarify some details of the law said former Deputy Minister of Finance Sergey Shatalov: the gaps are there and they can hardly close the clarification.

The list of assets falling under the Amnesty of capital, can be extended with intangible assets – the land plots, intellectual property, vehicles, funds directly in the Bank accounts of the project.

The Finance Ministry also proposes to narrow the requirements for repatriation. Now with the Amnesty in Russia need to be translated only from the assets of countries included in one of the two black lists of the FATF, or FNS, in which 119 countries: in addition to traditional offshore jurisdictions there are jurisdiction such as the UK and Switzerland. The Finance Ministry proposes to replace the list of FTS (40 jurisdictions).

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The amendments derive from the risk zones and owners of securities – the Finance Ministry proposes to extend the requirement for repatriation of funds only and not on any movable property.

Representatives of the Ministry of Finance and FNS had not responded to the requests of the newspaper, Chairman of the tax Committee of the Duma Andrey Makarov and his Deputy declined to comment.

Amnesty President Vladimir Putin declared in his address to the Federal Assembly in December 2014 the following year it extended its term until July 1, 2016, Taxpayers declared assets receive full exemption from criminal and administrative prosecution (mostly for tax violations) and taxes for past periods.