ALL PHOTOS the Federal tax service said that the liberation of the poor Russians from paying taxes does not make sense and may lead to major losses of budget
Moscow-Live.ru / shuklina Olga If Russian government will abolish income tax on the poor the budget will not receive about a trillion rubles a year
Moscow-Live.ru / Akishin Vyacheslav “to Increase the tax rate for the rich as a PR stunt would be correct. But the additional budget revenues will amount to a maximum of tens of billions of rubles – a penny that will not solve any issues of social justice,” – said the head of management FNS Valery Zasko
the Federal tax service said that the liberation of the poor Russians from paying taxes does not make sense and may lead to major losses of the budget. This was reported by RBC. If the Russian government will abolish income tax on the poor, the budget will receive less about trillion per year. Talking about the Russians who receive salaries at the level of the minimum wage – about 11 000 rubles per month. From the presentation of the FTS shows that the majority of citizens (65%) have not earned more than a million rubles a year, and the official monthly salary 28% of the citizens does not exceed 10 000 rubles.
“to Increase the tax rate for the rich as a PR stunt would be correct. But the additional budget revenues will amount to a maximum of tens of billions of rubles – a penny that will not solve any issues of social justice,” – said the head of management FNS Valery Zasko. According to him, to tax the rich higher taxes is the reasoning, “detached from reality”, and the main proceeds from the tax to incomes of physical persons bring citizens with low incomes.
the Advantage of a single rate Zasko called low administrative burden on citizens: for formally employed Russians payments to the budget produced by the employer, so “most don’t even pay attention to it”. Under differentiated rate citizens will be forced to consider taxes and fill out returns. Weak tax discipline will lead to a massive additional tax assessments and fines, in which “nothing good and pleasant there.” “Need to grow the overall economy, wages, incomes, and we must combat the shadow economy, and then we can talk about differentiated rate. Now it is not constructive”, – said the representative of the FTS.
Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said earlier that now the establishment of a progressive scale of personal income tax is not considered. The government can revert to a progressive income tax only after 2024. In his opinion, the introduction of a progressive personal income tax will only lead to the fact that higher income individuals will begin to seek alternate routes until withdrawal from the country. This view is shared by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
First about the need to abolish personal income tax for people with incomethe od below the subsistence level, said the President of VTB Andrey Kostin said that he sees support among members of the presidential administration. Several times about this possibility, said the Minister of economic development Maxim Oreshkin, calling the measure “good for the economy”. Supported it and the President of the Council of Federation Valentina Matvienko, who claimed that the government is “serious discussion”. And Dmitry Medvedev called the issue is sensitive because benefits for low-income may once again split the society. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said on this subject, “yet no position, no solutions.”