The Chairman of the state Duma Sergey Naryshkin suggested to think about abandoning the flat rate tax on income of physical persons (NDFL). He stated in an online interview to the newspaper “Komsomolskaya Pravda”.
“We can think about the introduction of different levels of taxation depending on the income” — quoted Naryshkin, “Interfax”. According to the Chairman of the Duma, such decision should be taken after necessary calculations. He said that before potential rejection of the flat scales are needed to check whether this will lead to budget losses.
According to the Chairman of the Duma, the flat rate of 13% was introduced, in order to “teach citizens to pay taxes”. Naryshkin noted that many people perceived it as a “gift to the state.” He also expressed the view that after the introduction of the flat rate tax discipline has improved.
Shortly before September 18, 2016 election of the new composition of the Duma in the Parliament was submitted a draft law on the return of a progressive scale of personal income tax, providing for multiple rate increase for highly paid Russian and at the same time full exemption from tax those who earn less than 15 thousand rubles.per month.
Currently Russia applies a flat tax scale with a rate of 13%. According to Rosstat, the nominal average Russian salary in August 2016, was $ 34 thousand RUB Employee with a salary now gives the Treasury 4420 RUB. per month, or 53 thousand rubles per year. In the case of the bill, the amount of the tax burden will be reduced to 2.47 thousand, or 29,64 thousand rubles per year.
In 2013, the return of a progressive scale of personal income tax did not exclude the President of the country Vladimir Putin. “Maybe someday we will implement some elements of this differentiated scale. We never said that century introduced a flat rate. It is also possible”, — said the head of state.
Later first Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov said that changing the rules of taxation of incomes of physical persons could be “appropriate” after the presidential election in 2018, when the outcome of the current political cycle.”