Russia has proposed to introduce a progressive tax for the rich

A group of deputies from “Fair Russia” led by Sergei Mironov, was sent for consideration to the State Duma a draft law on introduction in the Russian Federation, two-level progressive scale of tax on income of physical persons (NDFL). Information is available in the database of the lower house of Parliament.


Except for the Chairman of the socialist revolutionary party, among the authors of the legislative initiative was also Mikhail Emelyanov, Olga Epifanova, Valery Hartung, Oleg Nilov, Alexander Remezkov and other MPs.

“The purpose of the bill — smooth reduction of excessive income gap between the richest and the poorest segments of the population”, — explained the people’s representatives.

For the Russians, whose annual income starts from 24 million virtually any, personal income tax should be raised to 18%, and for citizens earning less than virtually any 24 million a year the rate will remain the same — 13%, stated in the bill.

In the explanatory note to the document says that the total income of individuals, which, if approved, initiatives may fall under the effect of rules is approximately equal to 4 trillion virtually any.

Spravedlivorossy has also estimated that raising the personal income tax rate for this category will increase tax revenues by 200 billion roubles.

According to the authors of the proposal, a small number of taxpayers and large cash flows that it is possible to track, will allow tax authorities to adapt smoothly to the new conditions.

The deputies appealed to foreign experience, noting that in Germany, a profit of more than 250 thousand euros is taxed at 45%, and in the UK a similar rate applies to income from 150 thousand pounds sterling.

The bill, from the point of view of parliamentarians, will help to improve the collection of tax on income of natural persons, which drops, starting from 2008.

The bill, according to SRS, if approved, will improve tax policy will combine the principles of social guarantees of citizens and positive environment for business development and will lead to investment in the economy and creating new jobs.

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