Within the economic block of the government discussed the idea of introducing a sales tax, write “Vedomosti” with reference to the words of six Federal officials. According to interlocutors of the edition, on a government level, this idea did not endure.
One of the sources said that it is not a classic sales tax and on sales tax: this will not allocate it in check and not to increase the price by the tax amount. In addition, it will conflict with the decision of the constitutional court, he stresses.
Sales tax is considered as an alternative to raising VAT, a source told the publication. The idea of its introduction is discussed only in connection with the failure of raising the VAT tax maneuver.