The Ministry of Finance of Russia proposes to introduce a 3% income tax for self-employed citizens who provide services to individuals. This was announced by Deputy Finance Minister Ilya Trunin.
For those who provide services to legal entities, it is proposed to set a rate of 6% – as in a simplified taxation system. The new tax, write “Vedomosti”, will be able to take advantage of self-employed citizens and individual entrepreneurs who do not hire employees.
It is assumed that the tax can be paid using a special application with biometric identification, where the payer can itself reflect its income.
A new tax may be called “tax on professional income,” RIA Novosti reported. The Ministry of Finance plans to publish the corresponding bill within a month. In the pilot mode, it is planned to introduce it in 2019 in selected Russian regions.
In Russia until the end of 2018 there are tax holidays for those who register as a self-employed person. They are planned to be extended by the end of 2019. In Russia, as of January 1, 2018, there were registered as self-employed citizens less than a thousand people.
To resolve the issue of registering self-employed in 2016 instructed during a message to the Federal Assembly, Russian President Vladimir Putin.