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RF govt to consider amendments to Criminal Procedure Code

January 12, 2012, 11:36 UTC+3
The Russian Tax Code is the primary tax law for the Russian Federation.
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MOSCOW, January 12 (Itar-Tass) — Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Thursday will hold a meeting of the RF government presidium, which will consider amendments to the Criminal Procedure and Tax Codes.

According to the press service of the government, Justice Minister Alexander Konovalov will report on amending the Criminal Procedure Code. The draft amendments were worked out for the protection of the legitimate rights and interests of minors, against whom sex crimes were committed, and to prevent repletion of crime. In particular, the bill proposes to introduce to Article 42 of the Criminal Procedure Code an amendment, according to which a minor against whom such a crime was committed shall have the right at the stage of judicial enquiry to request information on the release from prison of a person who committed the crime; also, on moving of such a person outside the correctional facility in the cases specified by Article 97 of the Code. By virtue of the rules of Article 45, part 3 of the CPC the legitimate representatives of the underage victim will also have the right to file the appeal.

In addition, the bill provides for fixing in Articles 97 and 173 of the CPC of responsibilities of the administration of a correctional facility to notify such crime victim if the crime perpetrator is released or temporarily leaves the correctional facility if his personal file contains a decision or determination on giving such information to the injured party.

The Criminal Procedural Code of the Russian Federation is a document which has come into force according to the provisions of the Federal law dd. December 18, 2001. This Code consists of six parts each of which subsequently determines the procedure and features of criminal proceedings in the Russian Federation.

Transport Minister Igor Levitin will present amendments to the RF Tax Code that synchronise with the Air Code the state duty rates for state registration of ultra-light civil aircraft. In addition, the bill will regulate issues of levying the state duty for state registration of general-purpose ultra-light civil aircraft, which is specified by paragraph 1 of Article 33 of the Air Code.

The Russian Tax Code is the primary tax law for the Russian Federation. The Code was created, adopted and implemented in three stages. The first part, enacted July 31, 1998, also referred to as the General Part, regulates relationships among taxpayers, tax agents, tax-collecting authorities and legislators, tax audit procedures, resolution of disputes, and enforcement of law. The second part, enacted on August 5, 2000, defines specific taxes, rates, payment schedules, and detailed procedures for tax calculations. It was significantly amended in 2001–2003 with additions like the new corporate profits tax section and the new simplified tax system for small business. The Code is subject to regular changes which are effected through federal laws. The Code is designed as a complete national system for federal, regional and local taxes but excludes customs tariffs. Rules and rates of regional and local taxation must conform to the framework established by the Code. Taxes or levies not listed explicitly by the Code or enacted in violation of its specific provisions are deemed illegal and void.

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will report on the draft agreement with Ukraine on the establishment and terms of activities of information and cultural centres. The document is to establish an international legal framework for the opening and functioning on reciprocity basis of information and cultural centres, as well as to provide favourable conditions for developing and deepening of the humanitarian, cultural and historical ties.

After that Finance Minister Anton Siluanov will present draft agreements with Belarus on the termination of international agreements on indirect taxation, as well as amendments to the agreement with Italy for the avoidance of double taxation with respect to taxes on income and on capital and prevention of tax evasion.

In addition, Siluanov will report on the draft resolution on the transfer by Russia in 2012 - 2015 of budget funds to the World Bank for the implementation of the capacity-building program in Eastern Europe and Central Asia in the field of statistics. According to the document, it is proposed to transfer $19 million, including $5 million in 2012 to the World Bank for the above program.

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