the Federation Council has proposed to introduce a “digital tax” for digital consumers. The legislative initiative is directed first Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Andrey Belousov.

As reported TASS with reference to the document, the working group of the Federation Council on improvement of legislation in the context of pandemic coronavirus suggested several changes in the field of taxation, including a new tax.

“to Consider the introduction of a digital tax (digital tax) for the taxation in the country where digital consumers”, – stated in the document.

However, a detailed description of this initiative is missing. Along with a new tax is proposed to extend the tax on professional income of foreign citizens. You need to make to develop amendments to the law “On conducting experiment to establish a special tax regime “tax on professional income,” noted the authors of the document.

Also in the Federation Council asked for Belousova to support small and medium business by extending to them the effect of unified tax on imputed income (UTII) for certain types of activities or to provide a comfortable transition to other systems of taxation.

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