The Kremlin praised the Grefs proposal on the tax on interest on deposits

the Kremlin has called the authoritative opinion of the head of Sberbank German Gref, who proposed not to introduce a tax on interest income from deposits above one million rubles. However, the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov stressed that the authorities take a different stance on this issue.

a Kremlin spokesman agreed that Mr. Gref has huge experience and is an expert in the field of Economics. “Of course, the opinion of the Gref are very reputable,” admitted Sands.

However, said the press Secretary, the initiative to tax on income on deposits came from the government and head of state, and the decision on this question has already been formalized, according to RIA Novosti.

Russian President Vladimir Putin on March 25 during a TV address to the citizens announced the introduction of a tax of 13% on income from deposits and interest income from investments in bonds. Tax will only be charged interest on investments more than a million rubles, and not with the principal amount of the contribution. The first tax notice on payment will start to arrive in 2022.

As noted earlier, the Sands, the new rules introduced due to the difficult economic situation in the country, and to restore a fair balance in the economic sphere. Meanwhile, April 21, Gref in an interview with the head of the Duma Committee on budget and taxes Andrey Makarov said that the problems of administering such a tax and its negative effects exceed the potential benefit.

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