MOSCOW, 1 February. The Russian government did not discuss the topic of raising insurance contributions to the Pension Fund of Russia. The journalists said the Minister of economic development of Russia Alexei Ulyukayev.
“I know that there are ideas of this kind, but no discussion in the government there. The question is not discussed. The Ministry of economic development would be against it,” he said.
The issue of raising contributions
As previously reported by “Vedomosti”, the issue of raising fees to extra-budgetary funds were discussed at the meeting with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on January 18.
As reported by the publication Federal official, discussed additional payment for working people a 2%. In respect of the payment of employers considered two main options, told officials previously. The first is the introduction of a single payment from all Fund of payment of labour (now the payments to the pension Fund, funds of social insurance and compulsory health insurance different basis). The second is the doubling to 20% pension contribution from earnings in excess of 796 thousand rubles.
Contributions to the Pension Fund (RPF) shall be paid by employers from the salary Fund. Now for salaries to 796 thousand rubles. per year rate is 22% and plus 10% with higher earnings.
FIU projected the wage Fund in 2016 is to 19.9 trillion. Thus, the imposition of 2% additional payment for all citizens will give the pension system of nearly 400 billion rubles.