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The head of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation Anton Siluanov said that the Russian authorities plan to maintain the status of a resident and, accordingly, the rate of personal income tax (PIT) for Russians working for Russian companies from abroad – 13-15%. This is reported InterfaxSiluanov said in an interview with the Vesti program on the Russia 1 channel.
In July, the Ministry of Finance proposed consider income received by remote workers abroad from Russian employers as income from Russian sources. Then it was discussed that the Russians who went abroad, but continued to work for Russian companies, will receive the status of non-residents, for whom the personal income tax rate is 30%.
What was in the original draft
- Many people who left Russia still work in Russian companies. The Ministry of Finance wants them to pay personal income tax at a rate of 30%. Can this be avoided?
“What is the tax rate? As for a non-resident – 30%, or as for a resident of the Russian Federation – 13%? We are considering this issue and, of course, we are inclined to not change the status of residence here, so that such a type of activity that is carried out in our country from abroad is taxed at a rate similar to that for residents of the Russian Federation. That is 13%. We are now also working on such proposals with the parliament,” Siluanov said.
The Minister of Finance reiterated that the tax innovations are aimed at avoiding a situation where Russians working for Russian companies from abroad are not tax residents of any country.
Siluanov also noted that now there are significantly more citizens working remotely from abroad compared to previous years.
After the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February, and then after the announcement of mobilization in September, many residents of the Russian Federation left the country. There is no exact data on those who moved abroad but continued to work for Russian companies, but data from various sources suggests that we are talking about tens of thousands of people.
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