MOSCOW, 4 Mar – RIA Novosti. The appearance in Russia of a new tax for global IT companies is inevitable, – Aghvan Mikaelyan, a member of the board of directors of the international audit and consulting network FinExpertiza, told RIA Novosti this opinion.
On Thursday, the Vedomosti newspaper wrote that at a meeting of IT industry representatives with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko, the introduction of a new tax for global companies was discussed. on the territory of different countries, and they themselves de facto form their income in the country of registration, and pay taxes there, “Mikaelyan said.
He noted that this trend has been outlined for a long time. “And now a significant number of countries are seriously dealing with this issue,” the expert added. According to him, it is too early to say what the rate of this tax will be.
On Monday, the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation announced that the countries of the Group of Twenty (G20) intend to agree on the taxation of global digital companies by July 2021. The problem of fair distribution between countries of taxes on the profits of IT giants, which are now paid only at the place of registration, has been discussed for several years, but decisions have not yet been made.