The Russian government has extended a special tax regime for self-employed

the Russian Government has extended a special tax regime for self-employed, said on Monday Mikhail Mishustin at the working meeting with Deputy Prime Ministers, which was broadcast channel “Russia 24”.

Previously, the residents of only four regions of Russia could pay taxes under the simplified scheme, if registered as self-employed. This was a pilot project started from 1 January 2019.

“Since July 1, the geography of application of special tax regime for self-employed. It will be extended to all regions of our country, — said Mishustin. — A minimum age of citizens who can register as self employed will be reduced from 18 to 16 years.”

Tax deduction to date is provided for more than 760 thousand self-employed in the amount of more than 9.2 billion rubles, said Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov, in his report at the meeting.

the Head of state in a televised address on June 23 proposed to reduce the age for those wishing to receive this tax status. The number of young people who want to get the status of self-employed, estimated at 500 thousand people. The total number of those who pay tax at the individual’s income can reach up to 3 million people.

Russian banks are preparing service packages specifically for the self-employed. Take advantage of banking products, including loans, will be possible in all regions from 1 July. From July 1 to become self-employed you can even first-year students. And most importantly — in any region of the country. Vladimir Putin in a televised address on June 23 proposed to simplify obtaining this tax status.

According to the NRF, the most popular professions among the self-employed — driver, tutor, programmer. Experiment also showed that out of the “gray zone” managed to bring those, who rent apartments, is engaged in advertising and creative professionals. A total of 741 thousand people, according to the Ministry of Finance.