The Finance Ministry has allowed the introduction of a progressive scale of personal income tax after the election in 2018

During the filling of the tax Declaration on the income

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According to Finance Minister Anton Siluanov, in the current situation, the change of the order of levy of tax on individual income will boost nursing salaries in shadow, but the question on a progressive scale can be discussed after the elections of 2018

“The oligarchs are not addressed to us, in the Ministry of Finance, I think that the government is also to maintain the flat rate,” said Finance Minister Anton Siluanov at a meeting with the Communist faction in the state Duma, reports “RIA Novosti”. According to him, the Ministry believes that “the current very difficult conditions”, when declining real incomes, it is impossible to talk about increasing or changing the tax to incomes of physical persons (personal income tax) to stimulate nursing salaries in the shade.

“We believe that this possibility could be considered after 2018, when stabiliziruemost economic situation, when we present the budget at both the Federal and the regional budgets — in the new steady state, when these possible treatments in the shadows will be minimized,” — said Siluanov.

From 2001 to the present time in Russia used the same for all the flat rate personal income tax with a rate of 13%, but in recent years, actively discussed the possibility of raising its rates or return to a progressive scale, where the personal income tax rate increases as income increases. In 2013, the return of a progressive scale of personal income tax did not exclude the President of the country Vladimir Putin. “Maybe someday we will implement some elements of this differentiated scale. We never said that century introduced a flat rate. It is also possible,” Putin said.

Later first Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov said that changing the rules of taxation of incomes of physical persons could be “appropriate” after the presidential election in 2018, when “the outcome of the current political cycle.”

At the end of August 2016, “Vedomosti” reported that the Ministry of Finance considers a number of possible ways to increase revenues the increase in unified flat personal income tax rate to 15-16%, with the simultaneous introduction of non-taxable income tax minimum. Later, however, “Kommersant” wrote that the Finance Ministry was inclined to retain the income tax rates and VAT in the coming years.

Shortly before September 18, 2016 election of the new composition of the Duma in the Parliament was submitted a draft law on the return of a progressive scale of personal income tax, providing for multiple rate increase for highly paid Russian and at the same time full exemption from tax those who earn less than 15 thousand rubles. per month.

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