“Kommersant” reported about the possible introduction of tax free food

“Kommersant” reported about the possible introduction of tax free food


Moscow. 3 Oct. Russian authorities consider the extension of the list of goods, the purchase of which foreigners will be able to return the taxes on food. According to “Kommersant”, the proposal, the Ministry asked the Finance Ministry and the government apparatus.

In the letters Department, seen by the newspaper, said that the experiment on introduction of tax free in Russia will begin on 1 January of the following year. In the first year, the system will only work in some shops in Moscow, Moscow region, St. Petersburg and Sochi, in particular in Gum, Central Department store, “the Petrovsky passage” and “Crocus city Mall”. 2018 return of VAT to tourists across the country.

The minimum purchase amount which it will be possible to taxes, expected to amount to 10 thousand rubles.

Most often tourists buy products in Russia, which is associated with the image of the country: black and red caviar, crab, vodka, chocolate “Alenka” and honey, candy and marshmallows, writes “Kommersant” with reference to the press service of Gum.

The General Director “globe GURME” Andrey Jakovlev has told the newspaper that little faith in the effectiveness of the system tax free for food. At the same time, in Gum, in “ABC of taste” said that the measure could have a positive impact on the demand in the Central shops located near tourist routes.

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