MOSCOW, March 1 – RIA Novosti. Boris Titov, Commissioner for the Protection of Entrepreneurs' Rights under the President of Russia, sent to the First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov proposals on new measures to support businesses affected by the consequences of the coronavirus, in particular, a tax amnesty for a number of companies, the ombudsman's press service told RIA Novosti.
In his letter, Titov cited data from the latest survey of entrepreneurs conducted by his office: 80% of enterprises in 2020 faced a drop in revenue, the same number noted a strong decline in demand, 11% plan to initiate bankruptcy proceedings in 2021.
The most demanded support measures were named by the survey participants to reduce the tax burden, stimulate demand, new direct subsidies in the amount of one minimum wage per worker for all months of restrictions, new soft loans, as well as a change in the procedure for classifying companies as the most affected by the pandemic – avoiding the principle of OKVED “on the principle of” decline in revenue by more than 30%. “
In this regard, Titov proposed to Belousov “to carry out a tax amnesty, that is, to recognize as hopeless to collect debts in taxes and contributions as of February 1, 2021 for companies with a turnover of up to 2 billion rubles, whose revenues in 2020 decreased by more than 30% compared to 2019, and for other companies, if their revenue decreased by 50% or more over the same period. “
In addition, Titov considers it necessary, after the end of the lending program at 2% for the resumption of activities, to write off 50% of loans to those borrowers who did not fulfill the conditions for maintaining the number of 80% or more compared to the amount as of June 1, 2020 (within the limits of the retained number).
The Ombudsman also considers it necessary to maintain a moratorium on increasing the cadastral value of commercial real estate for 2020-2021 and to provide support not according to OKVED codes, but to enterprises whose revenue in 2020 decreased by more than 30% compared to 2019.