MOSCOW,may 3. /TASS/. The draft law on taxes on professional income for self-employed were reported to the Ministry of labour and social protection of the Russian Federation, told TASS on Thursday, the press service of the Ministry.
“The bill the Ministry has not received”, – said the representative of the press service.
Earlier, Deputy Minister of Finance Ilya Trunin told reporters that the Finance Ministry proposes to introduce a separate tax for self-employed people in a professional income. The tax rate may be reduced to 3% for self-employed providing services to individuals and 6% if the services are rendered to legal entities. Such a tax regime will be introduced for self-employed people with an annual revenue of to 10 million rubles. In pilot mode, the transition to tax by the proposed scheme could begin in 2019 in several Russian regions.
Until the end of 2018 in Russia, there are tax breaks for citizens who have to provide itself the income. Of the taxes exempted three categories of self-employed Russians: housekeepers, aides, and Tutors. These categories were allowed to work without registration of a legal entity or obtaining the status of an individual entrepreneur.
Under current law, selfemployed by the end of the year will have to decide: they can stop to carry out their activities, to become individual entrepreneurs or to pay personal income tax at a rate of 13%.
Earlier, labor Minister Maxim Topilin said that in Russia about 15 million self-employed, for whom “not paid contributions, respectively, are not considered pension rights”. According to the Ministry of Finance, the number of self-employed in Russia reaches several hundred thousand people.