According to “Rossiyskaya Gazeta”, the decision to conduct an experiment on introduction in Russia tax free was taken at a meeting with first Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov. The first step is to apply for a tax free form will be possible only in a few (presumably five) major stores. Currently discussing the possibility of participating in the experiment, the shopping centers of Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kazan, said “RG” Deputy Minister of industry and trade Viktor Evtukhov.
“We need to choose the operator and to understand how the system will work through an agent who will assist with the administration, or directly,” said Evtukhov.
In the second stage, from 1 July 2017, the project tax free is scheduled to launch in full. According evtuhova, wishing to join the project, you will need to pass a special certification in the Ministry of industry.
Earlier it was reported that the tax free system can earn for the world Cup in 2018, and minimum purchase amount at which foreign citizens will be able to get the VAT will amount to 10 thousand rubles., and the work in the project can connect the largest operators tax free – Global Blue and Premier Tax Free (Fintrax).
According to head of the laboratory of budget policy of the Russian Academy of national economy and state service under the President of the Russian Federation (Ranepa) Alexander Deryugin, the possibility of a return of 18% levied on purchases in the form of VAT in the fall of the ruble could attract fans of cheap shopping.
“So lost income [the Federal budget] would be compensated by the increase in tax revenues from the proceeds of the stores,” said Deryugin.