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Putin: there is no need for additional conditions to pressure business

November 25, 2013, 12:43 UTC+3 MOSCOW

Meanwhile, businesses have to hold up their obligations to the state, the president emphasized

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MOSCOW, November 25. /ITAR-TASS/. It is not needed to create additional conditions for the pressure on business, but all people should perform their duty for the state, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with head of the Federal Taxation Service Mikhail Mishustin here on Monday.

“It is needed not to create additional conditions for the pressure on business, but at the same time all participants in this process should perform their duty for the state and should not shoulder their responsibility on people, who do not run a business and pay the taxes well,” the president noted. “First of all, I refer to the workers at the plants, agrarian sector and the intelligentsia. They constitute the majority after all,” he said.

Meanwhile, Putin noted, “The business bears special responsibility for economy, jobs, and we should provide proper conditions for them.” “We should seek for improvement, but all the same the general picture, common rules should be absolutely fair for all members of our society, for any person, regardless he or she runs a business or not,” he said.

For his part, Mishustin noted that a well-substantiated resolution on a tax declaration is needed, if cases are opened for tax evasion. He believes that the work should be arranged this way “so that a clear-cut decision of the Federal Taxation Service in combination with the materials of the law enforcement agencies would be able to work out a resolution, which is based absolutely on the law and law enforcement of the Tax Code.”

Putin noted that “the law can stipulate the duty of the law enforcement agencies, including the Russian Investigative Committee, to request for specific documents from the taxation agencies so that the documents from the taxation service were always included in the case.” Putin proposed to the head of the Federal Taxation Service to discuss with the colleagues and submit the well-coordinated proposals to him.

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