SOCHI, February 14 – RIA News. The tax regime for self-employed Russians is essentially an income tax relief, said the head of the Federal Tax Service Mikhail Mishustin, speaking at the Russian Investment Forum in Sochi.

“For some reason, the self-employed perceived the new law as a new tax. This is not at all. This is a new tax regime. According to the Constitution, by law, everyone is obliged to pay 13% of the income they received in Russia,” he said.

To the clarifying question of the head of Sberbank, German Gref, whether the tax for the self-employed is an income tax benefit, the head of the Federal Tax Service replied: "Absolutely true."

Mishustin explained that if a Russian registers as self-employed, he will not pay 13%, but only 4%. And if individual entrepreneurs and legal entities register, they will have to pay tax at the rate of 6%.

The head of the FTS said that the main purpose of the tax regime for self-employed are aggregators that provide services. "In this sense, we have become a platform, I really hope that Sberbank will connect to it in the near future, it’s not very easy, it’s a 24/7 service that allows the aggregator to resolve all issues, transfer these 4% to the tax service – and in general to be invisible in the relationship of aggregators and people who supply services, "he said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin in November last year signed three laws on conducting an experiment in 2019–2028 in Moscow, Moscow and Kaluga regions and Tatarstan, which imposes the imposition of a professional income tax (NAP) for self-employed citizens. The new regime for self-employed involves paying tax on income from the sale of goods, works, services, property rights to natural persons at the rate of 4%, they will not be individually paid. 6% are entrepreneurs and legal entities. Those who switched to it, the personal income tax of 13%.

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