Lavrov comments on Syrian de-escalation zone agreementRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 24, 20:15
Iraq calls for closer cooperation with RussiaWorld July 24, 19:09
Russia develops laser-guided automatic landing system for dronesMilitary & Defense July 24, 18:22
Communist propaganda ban not aiming to dismantle Soviet WWII memorials, vows Polish envoyWorld July 24, 18:16
Situation with Siemens won’t affect Russian companies — energy ministerBusiness & Economy July 24, 18:11
Russian energy minister says oil prices may grow in 2017Business & Economy July 24, 17:31
Putin fills in Normandy Four on Russia’s approaches to key Minsk accord provisionsRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 24, 16:57
Normandy Four leaders call for ceasefire in DonbassWorld July 24, 16:29
Archstoyanie: Russia's largest land art festivalSociety & Culture July 24, 16:08
MOSCOW, December 12 (Itar-Tass) – Russian President Vladimir Putin proposes to introduce a flat tax scale for the incomes of individuals and a sumptuary tax.
He said it Wednesday in a State-of-the-Nation address to both houses of Russian parliament.
Putin believes there is no reason for dropping the flat scale of the tax on individual incomes of physical persons /TIPI/, as the progressive taxation of individuals “won’t assure social justice.”
Progressive taxation scale “will put a new burden on the people with medium-sized revenues” and “will stimulate tax evasion and will produce a shortfall of taxes.”
“It’s important to act very cautiously in this sphere,” Putin said.
On the face of it, he spoke in favor of introducing a sumptuary tax, “including elitist real estate and luxury cars.