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02.12.2020
FROM 2021, PAYMENTS FOR THE EMPLOYER'S USE OF THE EMPLOYEE'S SERVICE INVENTION WILL BE INCREASED UP TO THE AMOUNT OF THREEFOLD WAGE

The Prime Minister has signed a decision according to which the amount of payments to employees for innovative developments and solutions useful for business will increase. Starting from the next year, if an employer used an employee invention for the previous twelve calendar months, the remuneration shall be paid to the employee being author (inventor) be equal to threefold average wage, and for the use of an official utility model, or an official industrial design - twofold average wage. Currently, similar payments are equal to one average wage.
 

01.12.2020
EMPLOYEES OF THE MINISTRY OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS WILL CONTINUE TO ISSUE BIOMETRIC PASSPORTS AT MULTIFUNCTIONAL PUBLIC SERVICES CENTRES

The possibility of issuing foreign travel passports with electronic media by the Ministry of Internal Affairs at Multifunctional Public Services Centres has been extended until December 1, 2021.
 

30.11.2020
RUSSIAN SOFTWARE WILL BE PREINSTALLED ON NEW SMARTPHONES, TABLETS AND COMPUTERS FROM THE NEW YEAR

The Government of the Russian Federation has determined which goods must be pre-installed with Russian software. These are smartphones, tablets, computers, system units, digital TVs.
 

27.11.2020
COVID-19! DISCHARGE AFTER COVID - AFTER THE FIRST NEGATIVE TEST

The Chief State Sanitary Doctor of the Russian Federation has softened the "covid" regime for tourists, patients and persons who have been in contact with patients with COVID-19:
- swabs (or blood) for a COVID test are no longer taken from those who have been in contact with a COVID-19 patient and who have not developed clinical manifestations of coronavirus;
- those who arrived from regions affected by COVID should no longer self-isolate for 14 days;
- one negative test is enough for discharge from COVID sick leave (as well as to school, kindergarten, etc.);
- discharging from the hospital for follow-up care home can be done without the first negative test. An exception is a discharge for a communal apartment, hotel, hostel, residential care home.
 

26.11.2020
THE FEDERAL TAX SERVICE RECALLED THAT FROM NOVEMBER 25, STATE REGISTRATION OF ORGANISATIONS AND INDIVIDUAL ENTREPRENEURS WILL BE CARRIED OUT ACCORDING TO NEW FORMS

It is reported that on November 25, 2020, new forms of applications for registration of business entities and requirements for preparation that forms, will come into force.
 

25.11.2020
COVID-19! STUDENTS IN MOSCOW AND ST. PETERSBURG LEAVE FOR "REMOTE STUDIES" UNTIL FEBRUARY 6, 2021

Starting from November 13, 2020, students of the Ministry of Education and Science institutions in Moscow and St. Petersburg will study distantly (at least until February 6, 2021). The midterm certification will also be held in the remote mode.
Students in other regions shall be transferred to distance learning based on the sanitary and epidemiological situation in the region.
 

24.11.2020
GETTING IN TOUCH WITH AUTHORITIES VIA THE UNIFIED WEB-PORTAL OF PUBLIC SERVICES BECOMES POSSIBLE

From November 12, 2020 to December 30, 2021, an experiment is being carried out: citizens or organisations file applications with authorities via the Unified Web-portal of Public Services. The experiment involves the following agencies: the Ministry of Public Health, Ministry of Education, Compulsory Medical Insurance Fund.
Thirty calendar days are given to prepare a response. For individual requests, a simplified procedure will be provided - ten calendar days.

23.11.2020
UPDATES IN THE REGULATIONS ON THE PAYMENT SYSTEM OF THE BANK OF RUSSIA

The Bank of Russia has approved new regulations on its payment system. In particular, the regulations of the fast payment service have been improved. Specifics of transferring funds will be established in connection with introduction of a single treasury account through which payments to the budget shall now pass.
 

20.11.2020
THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS HAS SETTLED THE RECEIPT OF A UNIFORM E-VISA

From 2021, a uniform electronic visa shall be introduced in Russia.
It will be issued on a special website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or using a mobile application. Such a visa can be obtained for tourist, business, humanitarian or guest trips. In this case, invitations, hotel reservations or any other documents confirming the purpose of the trip, a foreign citizen will not need. Suffice it to fill in a form, upload a personal photo and a copy of your passport, pay a consular fee of 40 dollars (for children under six years old - free of charge) and wait for a notification.
The processing time will take no more than four days. The visa will be valid for 60 days from the date of receipt, but it is allowed to stay in Russia for no more than 16 days. Extension of these terms is possible in force majeure circumstances by the decision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
It will be possible to cross the border with an e-visa through checkpoints in many regions, and travel throughout the country.
 

19.11.2020
FROM JULY 1, 2021, NEW OBLIGATORY DETAILS WILL APPEAR IN INVOICES

Within the period from July 1 through December 31, 2020, an experiment shall be conducted aimed at traceability of imported goods released in Russia for domestic consumption. From July 1, 2021, the goods traceability mechanism shall be introduced into the Tax Code of the Russian Federation.
 

18.11.2020
INFORMATION SECURITY: STARTING FROM THE NEW YEAR SHIFT TO THE NEW REQUIREMENTS

From 2021, new information security requirements shall come into force. They establish levels of confidence in technical information security and information technology security tools.

17.11.2020
THE CHART OF ACCOUNTS FOR ACCOUNTING IN NON-BANK FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS HAS BEEN CHANGED

The Bank of Russia has adjusted the Chart of accounts for accounting in non-bank financial institutions. The purpose of individual accounts has been changed and a number of new ones have been introduced.

16.11.2020
FROM 2021, NEW FORMS OF NOTIFICATION OF FOREIGNERS' EMPLOYMENT IN RUSSIA WILL BE IN EFFECT

On October 19, 2020, Order of the RF Ministry of Internal Affairs was officially published, which approved new forms of notifications related to the labour activity of foreign citizens on the territory of the Russian Federation.

13.11.2020
COVID-19! COVID ABSENCE CERTIFICATES MUST HAVE A UNIQUE QR CODE

Certificate on absence of COVID-19 is a special medical document, protected from counterfeiting by a special QR code. This code is unique and is assigned to only one certificate. If you suspect the authenticity of the submitted certificate with the test results for COVID-19, you must contact the law enforcement agencies.

12.11.2020
SINCE 2021, THE 2-NDFL AND 6-NDFL FORMS HAVE BEEN COMBINED

Starting from the report for 2021, a certificate as per the form 2-NDFL will be included in the calculation of 6-NDFL form (in accordance with the Tax Code of the Russian Federation).
The Federal Tax Service approved a new 6-NDFL form, its format and the procedure for filling in.
 

11.11.2020
FROM NOVEMBER 1, 2020 THE RULES FOR DRAWING UP AN ELECTRONIC NOTIFICATION OF AN ACCIDENT ARE MODIFIED

Amendments to the OSAGO Rules entered into force.
Now it is allowed for drivers to draw up a notification of an accident in the form of the European protocol even in case of disagreements between the drivers about circumstances of the damage and the list of visible damage to vehicles.
For using such possibility, at least one of the drivers must have a special mobile app integrated with the webportal of public services. Currently, the "OSAGO Assistant" app performs these functions.

10.11.2020
ELECTRONIC INVOICES: THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE WILL UPDATE THE PROCEDURE FOR ISSUING INVOICES, AND THE FEDERAL TAX SERVICE WILL CREATE A REGISTER OF TRUSTED OPERATORS

The Federal Tax Service has approved the Regulations on the Register of Trusted Operators of Legally Significant Electronic Document Interchange. Trusted operators shall provide electronic document interchange via telecommunication channels using approved certificates of digital signature verification keys for issuing and receiving invoices. The register of trusted operators will be posted on the website of the Federal Tax Service.
 

09.11.2020
DOCUMENTS FOR STATE REGISTRATION OF LEGAL ENTITIES AND INDIVIDUAL ENTREPRENEURS MAY BE SUBMITTED THROUGH THE MOBILE APP

The Federal Tax Service has approved a new procedure for submitting electronic documents for state registration of legal entities and individual businessmen. Sending documents via the mobile app or through multifunctional centers is now possible.
 

06.11.2020
COVID-19! FOR VISITING PUBLIC PLACES WITHOUT A HYGIENIC FACE MASK YOU MAY FACE A FINE OF UP TO 40,000 ROUBLES

According to the Chief State Sanitary Doctor of the Russian Federation, everybody (with no exceptions), even children, shall wear hygienic face masks to protect respiratory system while being at crowded public areas, in public transport, taxis, parking lots, elevators, etc.

05.11.2020
GRANTING OF SUBSIDISED MORTGAGE LOANS AT 6.5% IS EXTENDED UNTIL JULY 2021

The Russian government has extended the program of the subsidised mortgage loans until July 1, 2021 (and not until the end of 2021, as assumed previously).
In compliance with this program and if certain requirements are met, citizens may obtain a loan to purchase housing in new housing developments at a preferential rate of 6.5%. However, the difference between the preferential and market rates shall be reimbursed to banks by the state.
 

04.11.2020
ORGANISATIONS AND ENTREPRENEURS WILL HAVE SEVEN BUSINESS DAYS TO NOTIFY ABOUT CHANGES IN THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE UNIFIED STATE REGISTER OF LEGAL ENTITIES OR IN THE UNIFIED STATE REGISTER OF INDIVIDUAL BUSINESSMEN

The Law on the state registration of legal entities and individual entrepreneurs was amended. The amendments:
-clarified the content of the Unified State Register of Legal Entities;
-established information that the registering body enters into the register independently (without the participation of a legal entity);
-increased (from 3 to 7 business days) the period within which organisations and individual entrepreneurs must notify the registering body about changes in the information contained in the relevant state register.
 

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