The Finance Ministry is preparing proposals to simplify the payment of duties and VAT

The Finance Ministry is preparing proposals to simplify the payment of duties and VAT


The Ministry expects to create a mechanism for ongoing communication with participants of foreign economic activity. “The goal is to provide conditions for fair competition by reducing the volume of grey and illegal activity”, – said the head of the Ministry Anton Siluanov.

MOSCOW, 29 Jan. The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation in the first quarter of the current year will bring forward proposals to simplify the procedure of paying VAT and customs duties for all participants of foreign economic activity, hoping to increase collection of these payments, said the head of the Ministry Anton Siluanov.

“The main goal that we set today – significantly simplify and automate the processes associated with the payment of duties and VAT for all participants of foreign economic activity. This is important to improve the collection of these fees, and from the viewpoint of improvement of the business climate”, — said Siluanov to reporters.

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin in January signed a decree according to which Rosalkogolregulirovanie and the FCS will be administered by the Ministry of Finance. Previously they were subordinated directly to the government. The Finance Ministry said then that these changes will allow to build a uniform system of accounting of payments and increase tax collection. “In the first quarter in consultation with traders and the experts will have prepared a priority action plan for 2016”, — said the head of the Ministry of Finance.

According to him, this plan will allow you to implement standards and practices that are embedded in countries with efficiently functioning system of foreign economic activity. “It’s about automating processes that require direct interaction between the customs inspector and member of the FEA, the customs value control, the administration of indirect taxes,” he explained.

Thus, the Ministry expects to create a mechanism for ongoing communication with participants of foreign economic activity. “The goal is to provide conditions for fair competition by reducing the volume of grey and illegal activity”, — said Siluanov.

The plan provides, among other measures, the introduction of “single window” for customs clearance. “Another direction of our joint work will be the finalization of the Customs code of the EAEU. It is planned to improve the interaction between the customs and tax authorities in connection with the formation of a single customs territory. This is one of the priorities of the Ministry of Finance from the point of view of increasing the efficiency of customs control and increase of a collecting of payments”, — said the Minister.