In Russia is expected to increase the income tax from 13% to 15%

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The government is one of the first after the election of the President the meeting returned to a discussion about raising the personal income tax. At a meeting with Dmitry Medvedev discussed the increase in the personal income tax rate from 13% to 15%, with the introduction of nontaxable minimum. However, the decision has not yet been taken.
Economists are left-wing and – increasingly – socialist views have long wanted to return to a progressive scale of taxation. Representatives of the party “United Russia” repeatedly declared that they are fundamentally against.
The idea we are considering innovations in General do not like. From our point of view, on the legislative level, it is better to leave it as is. The non-taxable minimum is a very bad idea, a wonderful cause wages to go back to the shadow, to the shadow economy. The increase in rates is unlikely to fundamentally affect the budget revenues, however, will be negatively perceived in society. In simple terms, people just angry.
From our point of view, the government should work to expand the tax base, the output of the shadow economy. According to world Bank estimates, the size of the shadow sector of Russia is about $300 billion a Very good amount with which at desire it is possible to take taxes. This requires only political will. At the time the government forced the oil companies to abandon the domestic offshore and to agree on hard mode met. To overcome the lobbying of such companies as YUKOS, Sibneft, or TNK was not easy.
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Alexander Razuvayev,
The Director of analytical Department,
Alpari