MOSCOW, 15 March – RIA Novosti. Russian IT companies can at the legislative level exempt from scheduled inspections of fire supervision, Rospotrebnadzor, the Social Insurance Fund of the Russian Federation, labor inspection and other organizations, Vedomosti newspaper reported on Monday with reference to a document at its disposal.
This measure was included in the so-called second package of support for the industry, submitted to the profile Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko.
The press service of Chernyshenko told the newspaper that such an initiative came from the industry. Such a measure should create more comfortable conditions for doing business in the IT sector with the introduction of new preferential tax rates.
According to the newspaper, if the government approves the idea, a federal law fixing the new benefit can be developed by the fall of this year, in which case the responsible departments will be determined by the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Economic Development and the Federal Tax Service. The Ministry clarified that it is too early to talk about how long a moratorium on inspections can be introduced before the final decision is made, the newspaper writes.
Deputy Head of the Ministry of Digital Industry Maxim Parshin explained that when preparing the second package of support measures for IT, industry associations expressed concern that regulatory authorities would show “excessive attention” to market participants who will take advantage of the new tax benefits of the first package.
The first, already in force, package of measures to support the industry included mainly tax incentives, including a reduction in social contributions for IT companies from 14 to 7.6%, income tax – from 20 to 3%, and the elimination of the VAT rate. Also in the package of measures – support for demand for domestic IT solutions and subsidies for new developments, the newspaper notes.