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