MOSCOW, March 14 – RIA Novosti. The proposal of the leader of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation Gennady Zyuganov to introduce an additional tax for the “suspiciously rich” can only be viewed as an invitation to a political dialogue, but not as the actions of a State Duma deputy deliberately proposing to change the Tax Code, First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Social Policy Valery Ryazansky told RIA Novosti.
Earlier, Zyuganov, in his Telegram channel, spoke in favor of introducing a higher tax on the “suspiciously rich” in Russia. He expressed this idea in connection with a proposal by the Ministry of Labor to limit child benefits for “suspiciously poor” families – with formally low incomes, but substantial assets.
“I think that such statements can only be regarded as perhaps an invitation to a political dialogue, but not as deliberate actions of a deputy proposing real changes to the Tax Code,” Ryazansky said.
He recalled that tax policy consists in creating economic incentives and restrictions, and the actions of the state in this area should be verified, justified and absolutely transparent.
“And the tax on the allegedly existing suspicions that someone is suspiciously rich is, of course, statements from the field of politics, but not economics and taxation,” the senator said.
Ryazansky added that new taxes in the current situation should be introduced very carefully.
“In addition, we already have a tax on surplus profits, and society supported its introduction, since it was calculated and it was determined that it would go to a specific goal – the treatment of orphan diseases,” he recalled.