The President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and entrepreneurs (RSPP) Alexander Shokhin believes that the tax burden on business will rise again – in spite of all the orders of the President.

At least this follows from the draft guidelines for tax policy prepared by the Ministry of Finance, said Shokhin in an interview to”Rossiyskaya Gazeta”.

This year the business managed to defend some controversial tax changes, but nevertheless, a number of regulations will increase the burden on honest business.

So, head RSPP considers that the proposed restriction of the transfer of losses received by the taxpayer in the preceding tax periods are not the most comfortable measure immediately after the crisis, as the increase in excise duties would jeopardize the attainability of the goals for inflation.

“In addition, compulsory payment of tax for unregistered property, the owner of the land on which it is located. Even if legal ways to force the owner of the unfinished to register the owner of land there.

Also increases the penalty payable in case of violation established by the legislation on taxes and fees of terms of payment of taxes, fees and insurance premiums. So the “point” of the increase of the tax burden is still provided,” said Shokhin.

Speaking about non-tax payments, he noted that this topic is quite complex. “Major changes in the list of non-tax payments yet, but there is no aggregate estimates – how much they cost the economy in General and individual sectors”, – said the head of RSPP.

Therefore, the RSPP from a systemic perspective does not support the inclusion of the Tax code-tax payments. More effective they think the adoption of the action plan for the systematization of non-tax payments, prepared by the Ministry of economic development.

“The plan provides for the reconciliation of the list of non-tax payments, and, more importantly, the preparation of the draft Federal law prescribing uniform rules for the establishment, calculation and collection of tax (the mandatory public – this term seems to us more exact) of payments”, – he said, adding that the business offers to include non-tax payments in the calculation of total fiscal burden in the Main directions of tax (fiscal) policy in accordance with the methodology proposed by the RSPP.

Besides, according to Shokhin, to promote economic growth, businesses need predictability and complexity, “now there is not even an estimate of the total burden on business, including all mandatory fees and public tariffs.”



Shokhin: the tax burden on honest business grows – in spite of all the orders of the President 18.10.2016

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