Federation Council approves self-employed tax experiment in Russia
The Federation Council, the Russian parliament’s upper house, approved a bill on introducing the professional income tax for self-employed people in Moscow, the Moscow and Kaluga regions, and the republic of Tatarstan in pilot mode for the period of 2019–2028.
The bill introduces a 4% tax rate if services are provided to individuals and a 6% tax rate if services are provided to self-employed individuals and legal entities. The income limit for the tax is 200,000 rubles per month, PRIME reported.
A person paying the tax must not hire employees. The tax rate shall not increase and the income threshold shall not be reduced during the 10 years of the experiment. People paying the professional income tax will be freed from a 13% personal income tax.