Labor Minister Maxim Topilin said that the collection from unemployed citizens, which the media have dubbed the “tax for parasites”, will not apply to legally working citizens of the Russian Federation, in particular, mothers with young children, the disabled and pensioners, reports the Agency “Interfax”.

“It is necessary here to look closely. Began some innuendo: what needs (to pay the tax – Approx. mothers who bring children, pensioners – no! Children – no, of course. Disabled – no, of course. Who is legitimate will not have to pay. And there is no obligation to work”, – said the Minister during a meeting with members of the Duma Committee on labor, social policy and veterans ‘ Affairs.

Topilin noted that fictitious “put” work book anywhere and be enrolled not working, not formally working, will not work. First, according to him, in real-time will track the fact of payment of insurance contributions from wages, and secondly, the tax office has information on the property of the Russians.

“I really like the following comments: I now work book there somewhere, and you can’t catch me and will not see. Nothing of the sort. The reason I said about a personalized monthly accounting – we need to see in virtually online mode, pay the premiums for a person or not paid. The tax office has all the information about the property, the cars. So the idea that no one in the state – these idiots don’t see nothing is wrong. All I see” – said the Minister.

Separately, the labor Minister noted that the objective of this initiative is not the collection of taxes from the unemployed who have no source of income. “We never talked about the fact that it has to pay the unemployed, we never talked about what medicine should be paid that some services should be paid. Let us think, posleduet – and anyway, who is this? Why don’t they pay?” – said Topilin.

Responding to clarifying questions of journalists after the meeting, the Minister added that the bill on the tax, which the media called a “tax for parasites”, does not exist, he is not on any under discussion in the government. “I don’t know how to do it technically. As soon as this issue can be done technically, it will receive a check from the IRS,” said the Minister.

At the end of October the Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev urged not to call the proposals of the Ministry of labour’s involvement in the system of social payments to citizens who are not remitting funds in insurance funds, “a tax on parasitism”, while noting that the reaction to this idea “very different”, and it must be carefully analyzed.

At the same time, labor Minister Topilin said that the collection of non-working citizens, often called in the media “tax parasites”, can be set in the amount of 20 thousand rubles per year. The purpose of the tax, the Minister called for the identification of people receiving a “black” wages, without explaining, however, as, for instance, officials will feature running, but not registered by labour from the unemployed or unemployed Housewives.

On 28 September, Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets said that the Ministry began drafting a bill that would force non-residents of the country to pay for the use of clinics and hospitals. The Finance Ministry supported the idea, and the Minister of healthcare Veronika Skvortsova said that the Agency opposed the elimination of non-working population from the MMI system, but takes the position that “everything should be fair”.

Against this approach were made by the Ministry of economic development: is there statedthat the government must withdraw entrepreneurs from the shadows and more precisely to register the self-employed. Also, the Ministry assured the public that the idea if being discussed, the “slow mode”.

According to the head of the Federation Council Committee on social policy Valery Ryazan, the amount of funds that the state plans to offset the expense of the contributions from the officially unemployed able-bodied citizens, is 42-45 billion rubles a year, since this is approximately the amount estimated expenses of regional budgets for medical care of unemployed citizens.

The disabled and pensioners will withdraw from under the law on parasitism 09.11.2016

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