The RF Ministry of Finance intends to collect 170 million rubles from “Gazprom” in 2017. About it as reports TASS, in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, told reporters Deputy Minister of Finance Ilya Trunin.

“With 200 oil workers, 170 – with gas,” he said, referring to billions of rubles, and added that Gaza’s Finance Ministry plans to recover funds only from “Gazprom” at the expense of the severance tax on gas.

According to him, the Ministry has no plans to further raise the tax burden on independent gas producers in 2017.

That the Ministry proposes to recover from the oil industry 200 billion roubles without taking into account the growth of the excise tax on gasoline and diesel fuel has been known for some time.

According Trunina the budget for 2017 already implies a rise in the price of gasoline and diesel fuel for 1 ruble, and the office does not believe that fuel consumers should further increase the tax burden.

Meanwhile, analysts have warned that the proposed Treasury action will force the oil companies and “Gazprom” to start to “burn” existing cash reserves. In other words, the amount of required payments will exceed revenues. In these circumstances, to avoid a cash gap, oil companies will have to spend reserves of cash or get into debt. In addition, the new exemptions will be another factor reducing the attractiveness of shares in a Russian oil and gas companies.

In mid-September, the newspaper “Kommersant” wrotethat part of the tax exemptions in the oil sector, which the Finance Ministry plans to fill the budget in 2017, can be passed on to consumers through excise duties on fuel.

The publication became known that at a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich on 14 September representatives of relevant agencies and oil companies discussed options withdrawal the industry 200 billion roubles in additional taxes to close the “holes” in the budget 2017.

The Ministry of Finance originally offered just to increase the base rate of mineral extraction tax on oil in 2017 by about $ 1 per barrel (473 rubles per tonne to 1392 rubles). This allowed us to collect an additional branch 238 billion, with the decrease in income tax net revenues would have amounted to about 200 billion rubles.

Another 55 billion rubles should come as a result of higher export duty on oil (82% of the rate of duty on oil to 100%), but they are already taken into account by the Ministry of Finance. Attempts to “Rosneft” to postpone the increase in fuel oil duties, according to sources, did not lead to success.

Oil, however, acted with an alternative idea: increase the rate of mineral extraction tax not so much, replacing it with the growth in excise duties on fuel. These proposals are beneficial primarily for those who have oil production significantly exceeds its processing – “Rosneft”, “Surgutneftegaz”, “LUKOIL”, as well as small companies in which there are no recycling.

The third option also emerged among oil workers – do not increase the met, collecting the required amount by saving excise duties at the level of 2016 and export duties.

Deputy Minister of Finance confirmed the amount of the additional penalties from “Gazprom” in 2017 28.09.2016

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