According to three Federal officials and participating in the discussion the representative of the oil industry that are referenced by “Vedomosti”, the Ministry of Finance has developed an additional package of tax exemptions for oil in 2017.
According to the plan of the Ministry of Finance, for 2017 will be extended one-time tax increase on the oil companies, which was effective only in 2016, what will the 200 billion roubles, “Gazprom” plan to get another 170 billion, but the tax on the added income of oil industry will be deprived of the Ministry of Finance 50 billion, just released 320 billion rubles.
According to sources, a higher tax on mineral extraction (met) — almost solved the issue, it remains to be announce, Although the energy Ministry is against it, the result is predictable, says one of them.
As noted by one of the interlocutors of “Vedomosti”, in 2016 with oil wanted to borrow 200 billion rubles, in 2017 — the same, but the Finance Ministry wants to fix this sum in absolute terms.
Collect all 200 billion in 2016, did not work due to the fact that the increase in load was performed through freezing of the reduction of fees, but fee income decreased by reducing the price of oil.
So it doesn’t happen again, will simply increase the severance tax, for example, ruble per barrel, according to the interlocutor of the edition, and the maneuver will continue and the fee drops to 30%. According to sources of “sheets” in the oil industry familiar with the discussions, the Ministry of Finance plans to collect with oilers for 200 billion rubles until 2020.
“Now comes the process of preparing the draft Federal budget, discusses possible solutions for balancing” — said the Ministry of Finance on the request of “Vedomosti”. The representative of “Gazprom” refused to comment on the publication.
That the Ministry of Finance informally discussing the question of extending the action of the increased severance tax for oil companies and “Gazprom” because of the large budget deficit, “the Gazette reported in July.
Officially, the Agency has not yet made such a proposal, but it is obvious that against the backdrop of a large budget deficit is inevitable, said one of the interlocutors of the newspaper. According to one of participants of the discussions, the Ministry of Finance there is a feeling that the industry has the potential for additional seizures, as at the end of 2017, production will grow by no less than 10 million tonnes In difficult times, when budget expenditures of 2017 decided to freeze in nominal terms, while non-programme costs to a reduction of 5%, the oil should help the country, explained the interlocutor of the edition.