Power the 27 regions deliberately made mistakes in the budgets to increase Federal funding. This was stated by the Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov during a meeting of the Presidium of the scientific-expert Council under the speaker of the Federation Council, the correspondent .
According to the Minister, not corresponding to reality, the numbers used in the regional budget forecasts. “Why? To dofinansirovaniya of additional financial assistance,” — said Siluanov.
The Minister in his speech urged the regions to fight the “welfare mentality”. According to him, the situation with regional budgets could help to solve the tax reform proposed by the Ministry of Finance, which implies a reduction in premium rates and the VAT increase to 22%. This will save about 300 billion rubles, which can be aimed at economic development of the regions and the increase in salaries, said the Minister of Finance.
The day before, March 13, Siluanov said the specific parameters of one of the main proposals of the Ministry of taxes, which involves the reduction in insurance premiums and an increase in the VAT rate. In his opinion, both payments should be 22%. “Believe it is possible to reduce the total rate of insurance contributions and shift the tax burden to indirect taxes. According to our calculations, so that it was neutral for the budget, the stakes should be about 22%. The rate of insurance contributions 22% kompensiruet 22-percent rate on the value added tax,” — said the Minister.