Treasury: deficit of the Federal budget for 2015 amounted to 2.05 trillion rubles.

Treasury: deficit of the Federal budget for 2015 amounted to 2.05 trillion rubles.

MOSCOW, January 21. The deficit of the Federal budget of the Russian Federation for 2015 was $ 2,048 trillion rubles, according to data of the Federal Treasury

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Spending in 2015 was 15.5 trillion rubles., revenues – 13,45 trillion rubles.

How to increase budget revenues

The Finance Ministry has already submitted proposals to increase revenues, including privatization, announced on 18 January the Prime ministrr Dmitry Medvedev.

“Certain ideas to increase budget revenues, to reduce costs we have already received from the Ministry of Finance last week. Some of them were discussed. They certainly are different, address some very complex issues,” he said, noting that the Ministry submitted the proposal on “accelerating privatization and measures to improve the efficiency of companies, which are controlled by the state.”

The number of forks in the road budget for 2016 is of a technical nature, he noted, whereas the “fundamental nature”.

“We need as quickly as possible to reach agreed positions”, – said Medvedev.

Earlier, the Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov reported about the expansion of the privatization plan for 2016, which can be enabled Rosneft. Just from the expansion of the plan to him in the next two years the budget may receive an additional 1 trillion roubles.

A new unified system of collection of tax payments will allow to restore order in this sphere, also said Medvedev.

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He also urged the Finance Ministry to create a single, internally consistent system for collecting tax payments, which includes the Federal tax service, Federal customs service, Federal service for alcohol market regulation and administration of social contributions.

“Budget losses due to non-transparent schemes, which are used to avoid paying taxes, result in very significant amounts. The new system, to be used on universal principles, should be based on the most modern information technologies. I hope she will bring order,” said he.

As said on Friday the Ministry of Finance, Federal tax service (FTS) transfer of administration of insurance contributions from the Pension Fund of Russia (PFR) and the mandatory health insurance Fund (MHIF). Thus on the basis of the Federal tax service will create a single centre for the administration of tax and non-tax payments, which will also include FCS and Rosalkogolregulirovanie.

The question of the transfer of the Federal tax service functions of administration of insurance contributions had been discussed since 2013, but still there was no solution. Supervising tax service, the Ministry of Finance has consistently advocated the transfer of functions, and the FIU who oversees the social block of the government – against. The main argument of the Ministry of Finance in favor of transferring contributions – General simplification of the system of administration of payments and savings of budget expenditures. In turn, Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets insisted that such a transfer would destroy the system of insurance payments.

Earlier, President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the transition of the Federal alcohol market regulatory service and the Federal customs service under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Finance. In early December address to the Federal Assembly, the President set a task to create a system of unified administration customs, tax and other government payments.

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