MOSCOW, November 19 (Itar-Tass) — Head of Government Dmitry Medvedev meets with the personnel of the Federal Taxation Service (FAS) on Monday to discuss matters aimed at improving the collection of taxes, at reducing administrative barriers, and at summing up the results of FAS work in 2012.
The Prime Minister will also familiarize himself with the newest technologies for the provision of tax-related services via the Internet, a government press service official said, pointing out that the meeting will be held with an eye to the approaching Day of Internal Revenue Agencies' Workers (Nov 21).
In the recent period, FAS achieved marked successes in reducing administrative barriers, simplifying tax administration procedures, in intoducing special software and e-services that are designed to streamline interaction between taxpayers and taxation agencies. Due to this, according to the World Bank's Doing Business regular rating list in the Tax Administration section, the Russian Federation moved 41 positions upwards -- from the 105th to 64th one.
The receipt of tax revenue and other compulsory payments administered by FAS amounted to 3.89 trillion roubles in the first nine months of 2012, growing by 16.5 percent or by 0.5 trillion roubles as compared with that in the corresponding period of 2011.
At present, 76 percent of taxpaying legal entities engaging in financial and economic activities relay their records via telecommunication channels. There are new e-services provided by FAS: the possibility of sending documents for state registration in electronic form via the FAS official website, including doing so with the use of mobile devices such as iPad, for example. There is an interactive service "The Taxpayer's Personal Office for Natural Persons" which enables people to receive all necessary and currently important information on tax indebtedness, on items of movable and immovable property, and independently to form and prnt out slips certifying the payment of taxes, pay taxes, and receive explanations from a taxation agency without the need to visit its office.
The taxation agencies have also introduced a system of prejudicial audit, which makes it possibel considerably to reduce the amount of cases examined at courts (within the first nine moths of 2012, the amount of such cases decreased by almost 9,000, or by 20 percent compared with that in the corresponding period of last year).