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According to amendments to the Tax Code, individuals will be able to obtain tax deductions in amounts paid at their own expense within the tax period for health and fitness services provided to an individual, or to his or her children under the age of 18.
The requirement provided that the corresponding consent of legal representatives shall be notarised is excluded from the Rules for rendering hotel services in the Russian Federation
Three recent letters from the authorities at once are devoted to the compulsory vaccination for workers. As a general rule, immunization in Russia is voluntary. Citizens have the right to refuse preventive vaccinations.
The Ministry of Labour of the Russian Federation approved a new List of types of work, professions, positions in which citizens undergoing alternative civilian service can be employed, consisting of 124 items, as well as the List of organisations where such service is provided.
The President of the Russian Federation signed amendments to the Code of Administrative Offences providing for the possibility of imposing an administrative punishment on an offender in exceptional cases in an amount less than the minimum established by the regional law on administrative offences. This applies to both citizens and officials.
From April 1, 2021, it was decided to resume regular international flights with Syria, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Sri Lanka (one flight from Moscow every week), as well as with Venezuela (Moscow - Caracas twice a week).
In connection with the introduction of the registry model for the provision of public services, the procedure for obtaining licences for the technical protection of confidential information has been adjusted.
Before April 30, 2021, declarations on income obtained in 2020 shall be filed with tax authorities.
The RF government decided to extend the Temporary Rules for issuing certificates of incapacity for work (sick leave), assignment and payment of benefits for temporary incapacity for work in case of quarantine for insured persons aged 65 or over, until May 1, 2021.
The Law of the Republic of Crimea, dated December 23, 2020, postponed application of the resort tax in Crimea until May 1, 2022.
In connection with the amendments to the Civil Code of the Russian Federation regarding the replacement of the words “the minimum wage” by fixed rouble amounts, the lower limit of the cost of things transferred to citizens' storage has changed. Now it's 10,000 roubles.
At the end of February, amendments to Article 13.11 of the Code of Administrative Offences of the Russian Federation were introduced; these amendments provide for tougher liability for violations in the field of personal data. The sanctions for such violations no longer provide for the possibility of applying a warning, and amounts of fines has doubled. Repeated committing of some violations is highlighted in separate offences.
The RF Ministry of Justice informs that the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum "Nine and three quarters: Vaccination with law" will take place from May 18 to 22.
On March 19, 2021, the Bank of Russia decided to raise the key rate by 25 basic points up to 4.5% per annum.
Another form of defence of doctoral thesis has been introduced: it may be formalised as a scientific report prepared on the basis of previously published works. Applicants specialising in natural, technical, biomedical and agricultural sciences must have at least 30 published works within the previous 10 years in internationally recognised publications. For soft sciences, economic and social sciences the number of such publications is fixed as at least 50.
Any laboratory, including private non-state laboratories, has the right to organise testing for coronavirus. To do this, one can submit a notification on the website of the Federal Centre for Hygiene and Epidemiology of the Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing. The only requirement is the mandatory transfer of information to the Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing in case of detection of a new coronavirus.
The Government of the Russian Federation informed about the adopted decision on the next extension of the deadlines for the suspension of flights with Great Britain - until 23:59 hours on April 16, 2021.
The Government of the Russian Federation decided to extend the tourist cashback programme for 2021. The conditions of the program will remain the same: the duration of the tour or hotel stay is at least two nights; the refund amount - 20% of the tour cost, but not more than 20 thousand roubles; trips must be paid for with a Mir card.
From September 1, 2021, new requirements will apply to the first aid kits used to provide first aid to employees. Twelve items (medical devices) are designated for the complete set. First aid instructions are required. Previously produced (completed) first-aid kits may be used until their expiration date, but no later than until August 31, 2025.
Rospotrebnadzor submitted draft new Rules for providing paid medical services. In general, the draft repeats the current Rules, however, a number of points are planned to be settled differently: