In 2018, the Russian Government promised not to change taxes over the next six years. However, significant changes keep occurring in the tax system. For example, new taxes and quasi-taxes are being introduced, the Unified tax on imputed income - a convenient tax regime for small businesses - was abolished, export duties on agricultural raw materials and metals are being introduced, the Mineral Extraction Tax on raw materials and not just on oil and gas is being raised.
How effective and necessary are the new taxes, and how will they influence the investment in the affected industries? What other changes to the tax system can we expect today and tomorrow? Where and how to find the right balance for the development of industries and a balanced budget system?
Anna Goncharova, Head of Tax Administration Directorate at MMC Norilsk Nickel PJSC
Vadim Zaripov, Head of Analytical Department at Pepeliaev Group Law Firm
Pavel Kolomensky, Head of Tax Directorate at NLMK PJSC
Marina Krasheninnikova, Head of Tax Monitoring Directorate at Federal Tax Service of Russia
Kirill Nikitin, Director of the Centre for Tax Policy at the Faculty of Economics of Lomonosov Moscow State University