С 2019 года плательщики сельхозналога будут признаны плательщиками НДС, соответствующие поправки в главы 21 и 26.1 НК РФ уже подготовлены и ожидают вступления в силу.
A license-withdrawing process and procedures for rehabilitation of large Russian banks, such as FK Otkrytie, the Binbank and the Promsvyazbank resulted in worsening of the competition in the banking sector in 2017.
The draft law on anti-US sanctions will be considered by the State Duma before the end of the spring session. The document will permit the government to introduce a ban or limitations on imports to Russia of agricultural products, food, raw products, medicine (except for preparations which have no Russian analogs), alcohol, tobacco and other US-made goods. Also, the initiative calls for introduction of limitations on cooperation in the nuclear industry, rocket and engine building industry, as well as the aircraft industry.
Numerous researchers declare that a new industrial revolution has begun. Development of modern technologies and introduction of robots may cause sporadic growth in technological unemployment.
The beginning of this week was marked by a sharp fall in the ruble rate, which continued in the following days, as a result of which the ruble rate fell to the level of November 2016. Thus, for April 9, the ruble depreciated against the US dollar by 4.3% to 60.66 rub. for dollars, for April 10 - by 3.5% to 62.79 rubles. for dollars, and for April 11 - by 3% to 64.68 rubles. for USD
Last week, the US Treasury introduced new sanctions against Russian companies and businessmen. In total, the list includes 14 companies and 38 businessmen. The Russian financial market sharply reacted negatively to the new US sanctions: the Mosbirdzhi and RTS indexes fell by 8-11%, the dollar rate exceeded 65 rubles, and the euro - 79 rubles.
In 2017, a new 3-year privatization program was launched for 2017-2019, approved with some delay by the RF Government's Order No. 227-r of February 8, 2017. The intensity of its adjustments is still small.
Tax changes, in particular, feasible increase of the personal income tax (PIT) from 13% to 15% with simultaneous introduction of a tax-free minimum, was discussed at one of the first post-elections meeting with Dmitry Medvedev, the Prime Minister (tax – free minimum was not specified in the media).
The topic of tax scoring is widely discussed by the expert community. For the Russian tax field, it is a novelty. In compliance with Federal Law No. 134-FZ on Amendment of Article 102 of Part 1 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation, a portion of the information which used to be solely at disposal of the tax authorities will cease to be a tax secret and be made public. Initially, it was planned to do so starting from the end of July 2017, however, later the date of implementation of that provision was changed for June 1, 2018 by Order No. MM-7-14/582@ of July 27, 2017.
For the first time since the beginning of the war of sanctions, Russia increased imports of agricultural products in 2017.
In its February issue of the “Economic Situation” Review, the RF Ministry of Economic Development has presented a broad estimation of the current economic situation in Russia.
The New Mechanism of Financial Rehabilitation of Banks Has Made the Banking Sector’s Financial Result Worse
The banking sector demonstrated ambiguous results in 2017. On the one side, there were no explicit crisis phenomena, while on the other side it cannot be said that all the negative trends were successfully averted.