A group of deputies from the Communist party faction in the Duma introduced a bill providing for the change of fiscal system from 1 January 2019. The bill provides for a progressive scale of taxation. MPs believe that the rich should pay more, the poor less. It will replenish the Treasury of one trillion rubles. The government initiative does not support, and the Ministry of Finance fundamentally does not want to raise non-oil taxes.
Ex-Minister of economy of Russia, the Chairman of the party «Civil initiative» Andrei Nechayev said NSN that no taxes are above 13% pay still will not.
«I have an ambivalent attitude to the proposal. It is expedient to exempt from taxation the poor. Those who receive below the minimum subsistence level should be exempt from all taxes. Should citizens pay tax and in a single housing. But I think the proposed initiative is not implemented. Russia already had a similar system, but then actually paid 13%, hence the flat tax scale with this figure is the personal income tax. Second, many Russians now change the tax residency, will they continue to do. So pay they still will not. And if the bill is passed, and the flow leaving the country, we just amp it up. And in General, no time now when you need to raise taxes» — expressed its position ex-the Minister of economy.
The government is discussing the possibility of increasing personal income tax to 15%. As noted by Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich possible. «Nothing bad see if an additional two percent to direct, for example, on health care,» — said Dvorkovich.
In turn, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said that he considers it impossible to increase the fiscal burden on oil and gas sector. In his opinion, this will only lead to slowing economic growth and create macroeconomic risks.
Earlier, the head of the Center for political and economic studies Vasily Koltashov at a press conference NSN suggested not to tax Russians pay less than 50 000 rubles.