The Ministry of Finance: the replacement of the environmental fee on sales will not increase business costs

MOSCOW, August 14. /TASS/. Replacement environmental fee to environmental tax, which was proposed by the Finance Ministry of Russia will not increase the expenses of the business on payments for negative impact on the environment, said the Ministry of Finance.

“The Ministry of Finance does not introduce any additional environmental charges. At present in Russia already operates an environmental fee, which is paid for negative impact on the environment. Emphasize that there are no plans to increase the tax burden. When you replace the environmental fee to environmental tax rate does not change,” – noted in the Ministry.

The business also retains the option to reduce the tax payment in the amount of the costs of actions to reduce damage to the environment.

According to the Ministry of Finance, the business has been repeatedly asked to organize the payments, which are now paid in the implementation of business activities. In the development of new approaches to the regulation of non-tax payments it was decided to include in the Tax code payments similar in nature to taxes. “In this work, instead of the current environment levy is proposed to include in the Tax code, the environmental tax. The Ministry of Finance has developed the bill”, – stated in the message.

In addition, according to the Ministry, improving the administration of environmental fees will contribute to a better environmental development and to stimulate business to a more careful attitude to the environment and its pollution.