Misc

The Russian Federation has approved an international treaty recognizing foreign court decisions on business cases.

The Ministry of Justice, on behalf of the Russian Federation, signed the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Cases at the Conference on Private International Law in The Hague. The Minister of Justice stressed the importance of the document, emphasizing that the treaty…

Nov, 24 2021
The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation proposes to make the same income tax rates for residents and non-residents of the Russian Federation.

Currently, the tax rate is 30% for non-residents. The Ministry’s draft proposes to establish a single income tax rate for residents and non-residents. They propose to make tax rates for foreigners engaged in labor activity and who are non-residents, in an amount like that for permanent residents of the Russian…

Nov, 17 2021
Foreign nationals are moving to Russia despite COVID-ban

Long waits for visas, double quarantines and rare meetings with family: what foreign specialists who work in Moscow experience in the new epidemiological reality. Despite the closed borders and restrictions on movement linked to the coronavirus pandemic, foreign specialists still come to work in Russia and their number has even…

Nov, 10 2021
Protection of taxpayers rights in court

Contents: Ways to protect taxpayers’ rights in court Pre-trial procedure for resolving tax disputes Protection of taxpayers’ rights in court The Tax Code of the Russian Federation guarantees the protection of taxpayers’ rights in court and the protection of their legitimate interests. That is, in case of infringement of rights…

Nov, 03 2021
It is proposed to change the procedure for paying VAT for services.

These rules can increase the burden on the banking industry. The Ministry of Finance recommended to facilitate the payment of value-added tax on the export and import of services. A draft of key areas of tax, budget and customs tariff policy for 2022-2024 was initiated. When a Russian company purchases…

Nov, 03 2021
Methods of defense in court

Contents: How rights are protected Protection of rights – procedure before filing a claim Procedure for the consideration of the case Ways to protect the interests of entrepreneurs Ways to protect civil rights Liability for non-performance of acts Legal advice. Questions and answers The Constitution guarantees the citizens of the…

Oct, 28 2021
Remote mode of operation in Moscow

The Moscow mayor, by his own Decree, determined an obligation for employers to transfer employees to a remote order of activity in the period from October 25, 2021 to February 25, 2022. These measures are introduced in conjunction with the spread of coronavirus infection. In accordance with the amendments, the…

Oct, 27 2021
The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia stands for changing the regime of stay of foreign citizens.

The State body is considering the option of creating new regimes: short-term and long-term stay, and permanent residence. The temporary residence permit is proposed to be canceled. The representative of the Ministry informs that the short-term regime involves staying in the Russian Federation for up to 90 days, the long-term…

Oct, 20 2021
Refusal from taxation of income received from intellectual property.

The relevant ministry has proposed a draft law proposing not to levy taxes on the results of intellectual activity. The grace period will be extended to small and medium-sized businesses for 5 years, to other organizations for 3 years. When determining these norms, Russian legislators took into account the experience…

Oct, 13 2021
The Ministry of Finance has proposed to equalize personal income tax rates for Russians and citizens who are tax residents of Russia, and to establish the amount of income tax on earnings “from employment activities”

According to the general rule, if the taxpayer stays in Russia for more than 183 days during the last year, he is considered a tax resident, and his income is taxed at 13%, provided that the amount is not more than 5 million rubles per year. Higher income is taxed…

Oct, 06 2021
Holiday weekends for 2022

According to the approved production calendar for 2022, in May Russians will have holidays from April 30 to May 3 and from May 7 to May 10. January 1 and 2 occur on Saturday and Sunday and coincide with holidays, so they are moved to May 3 and 10. In…

Sep, 22 2021
Court representative

Contents: What is legal representation Requirements for representatives Who cannot represent the interests of the parties? Representation types According to law Voluntary contractual Voluntary public Official What powers does a legal representative has What is a power of attorney The representation in court is much wider than simply executing assignments…

Sep, 12 2021
Cancellation of remote regime for employers

The Mayor of Moscow has signed a Decree that cancels the obligation of the capital’s employers to transfer at least 30% of their employees to remote working mode. According to the amendments, starting from August 13, 2021, the requirement to transfer at least 30% of employees to remote¬ working mode…

Aug, 25 2021
Development’s trends of russian economic sector

In 2021, a survey was conducted among the CEOs of the largest Russian companies regarding the stability of the Russian economic sector. Based on the data obtained, key trends and peculiarities of development were identified. The main trend was an increase in directors’ positive mood regarding the future position of…

Aug, 18 2021
Court representative 2021

Contents: Requirements for a citizen’s representative in court Possibilities of a representative in court Changes in the field of judicial representation The legislation guarantees every citizen of the Russian Federation the right to participate in the judicial process, this can be done personally or through a representative. This is regulated…

Aug, 17 2021
Vacation and pandemic

The pandemic played a huge role in the usual work schedule. Constantly imposed restrictive measures forced companies to learn how to function in new circumstances. Amid all the changes, employees began to change their perspective on the work process. A significant role in employee attitudes toward work and vacations was…

Aug, 11 2021