STATISTICAL REPORTING ON PAPER IS NO LONGER ACCEPTED
From January 1, 2022, all legal entities and individual entrepreneurs, as well as small businesses are required to provide primary statistical data exclusively in electronic form..
Statistical reports shall be signed with an electronic signature, which the respondent can receive free of charge by contacting a trusted certification centre.
MANDATORY INSPECTION OF PASSENGER CARS BELONGING TO INDIVIDUALS HAS BEEN CANCELLED
A law has been adopted to abolish the mandatory technical inspection of passenger cars and motorcycles belonging to citizens. At the same time, technical inspection remains mandatory:
- for vehicles used for commercial or business purposes;
- during public registration of a vehicle older than four years or performing registration actions with it in connection with a change of an owner;
- when performing registration actions in connection with a change in the design of a vehicle.
CRIMINAL LIABILITY HAS BEEN INTRODUCED FOR MALICIOUS VIOLATIONS OF THE SPEED LIMIT AND REPEATED DRIVING IN THE ONCOMING LANE
The Criminal Code of the Russian Federation has been supplemented with a new article providing for criminal liability for persons who allowed exceeding the set speed of a vehicle by more than 60 km/h or driving in violation of traffic regulations in the oncoming lane, if the violator was previously repeatedly brought to administrative liability for a similar act and was deprived of a driver's licence in connection with this.
THE PROCEDURE FOR BRINGING TO LIABILITY PERSISTENT ALIMONY DEFAULTERS HAS BEEN CLARIFIED
Since now, repeated non-payment of alimony in the amount established in accordance with a court decision or a notarised agreement will be punished under the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.
The amendments will make it possible to prosecute also for partial payment of alimony.
Upon repayment of the debt in full, persons will be exempted from criminal liability.
FROM JANUARY 9, 2022 - NEW TARIFFS FOR OSAGO WILL BE IN OPERATION
New values (the maximum and minimum) of the base rates of OSAGO tariffs have been established. In particular, for passenger cars of individuals, the range of base rates will be fixed from 2,224 to 5,980 roubles (now it is 2,471 and 5,436 roubles, respectively).
As the Bank of Russia explains, expanding the boundaries of the tariff corridor for compulsory motor third party liability insurance will allow insurance companies to further reduce the tariff for good drivers and increase the cost of insurance for drivers with an increased risk level.
FROM DECEMBER 20, 2021, THE KEY RATE IS FIXED AS 8.50% PER ANNUM
The Bank of Russia Board of Directors raised the key rate starting from December 20, 2021, by 100 basic points to 8.50% per annum.
At the same time, the Bank of Russia admits the possibility of further increases in the key rate at the next meetings. The news release notes that the monetary policy pursued by the Bank of Russia is aimed at bringing inflation back to 4%.
THE CIVIL CODE OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION WAS SUPPLEMENTED WITH GENERAL PROVISIONS ON IMMOVABLE ITEMS, AS WELL AS ON THE RIGHTS TO BUILDINGS AND PREMISES
Part One of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation includes two new Chapters: "Immovable Items" and "Ownership and other property rights to buildings, facilities, building in progress, premises and parking areas".
The first of these Chapters establishes fundamentals of the legal regime of land plots, buildings and structures, premises (both residential and non-residential). Issues of division and merging of real estate property, changes in their characteristics (reconstruction, redevelopment) have been settled.
The second Chapter defines peculiarities of the ownership of buildings, facilities, buildings in progress, premises and parking areas.
NEW FORMS OF NOTIFICATIONS ABOUT REGISTRATION AND DEREGISTRATION OF A RUSSIAN ORGANISATION WITH THE TAX AUTHORITY HAVE BEEN APPROVED
The Federal Tax Service approved new forms of notification of registration and deregistration of a Russian organisation with the tax authority.
PATENT ATTORNEYS WILL WORK ACCORDING TO THE UPDATED LAW
The Law on Patent Attorneys are supplemented with the conditions for obtaining the status of patent attorneys. Internship requirements have been established.
It is stated that foreign patent attorneys cannot work in Russia, unless otherwise provided by an international agreement.
Patent attorneys will have access to the information systems of the Federal Service for Intellectual Property and its organisations.
The Institute of secrecy patent attorneys has been introduced.
IN SOCHI, THE RESORT FEE HAS BEEN INCREASED 5 TIMES, AND IN CRIMEA THEY PLAN TO CANCEL IT
Recall that on the territories of the Republic of Crimea, Altai, Krasnodar and Stavropol Territories, an experiment is being conducted to collect fees from tourists for using the resort infrastructure (resort fee).
So in the Krasnodar Territory, the resort tax rates were increased throughout the territory from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022 from 10 roubles to:
- 50 roubles per day on the territory of the resort city of Sochi;
- 30 roubles per day in all other units of the Krasnodar Territory.
In the Republic of Crimea, the introduction of the resort fee is scheduled for May 1, 2022 (in the amount of 10 roubles per day).
THE CIVIL CODE OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION WILL BE REPLENISHED WITH TWO NEW CHAPTERS ON TITLES TO REAL PROPERTY
The State Duma adopted in the third reading a draft law which provides for the introduction of two new chapters into Part One of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation: "Real Estates" and "Ownership and Other Proprietary Rights to Buildings, Structures, Objects Of Unfinished Construction, Premises and Parking Spaces". This is another part of the project, which was introduced in 2012 by the President of the Russian Federation as part of measures to reform civil legislation.
AIRCRAFT CREWS ARE ALLOWED TO USE SPECIAL MEANS OF RESTRAINT AGAINST ROWDIES ON BOARD
According to the amendments, the aircraft commander is entitled to give orders to the crew members and security staff to suppress unlawful actions of persons that create an immediate threat to flight safety or threaten the life or health of others and refuse to obey the orders of the aircraft commander.
On the basis of such orders, it will be possible to use special means of restraint placed on board.
The list of special means of restraint and the rules for their use will be determined by the Government of the Russian Federation.
FROM DECEMBER 29, 2021 A SIMPLE POWER OF ATTORNEY MAY BE REVOKED THROUGH THE NOTARY UNIFIED INFORMATION SYSTEM
Article 189 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation provides for the possibility of revocation of a power of attorney issued in a simple written form by entering information on this fact into the register of orders to cancel powers of attorney, which is an integral part of the Unified Information System of Notary Acts.
Access to the registry information shall be free, round-the-clock and provided on the free-of-charge basis - any interested person will be able to obtain information on revocation of a power of attorney on notariat.ru.
Third parties will be considered notified of revocation of the power of attorney on the next day after entering the information into the specified register.
THE FEDERAL AGENCY FOR TOURISM ANNOUNCED THE CONTINUATION OF THE TOURIST CASHBACK PROGRAM IN 2022
The Federal Agency for Tourism announced the dates of the new stage of the program for the sale of tours in Russia with cashback - from January 18 to April 12. It will be possible to go on a trip immediately from the first day of sales until April 30 inclusive.
The basic conditions of the program will be the same.
It is also reported that the autumn stage of the program is planned, it will begin in October. Exact dates will be announced in the second half of 2022.
THE EXACT DATES OF THE EXAMS 2022 ARE KNOWN
The schedule of the basic state examination (OGE) and state exit examination (EGE) in 2022 has been approved. Exam dates, start times and durations have been established. Teaching aids allowed for use have been determined.
The majority of students will take the basic state examination from May 26 to June 21, 2022. Early, reserve, additional and repeated periods for passing the exam have also been determined.
Compared to 2021, the duration of exams in social studies, history, foreign languages has changed. It is allowed to use a spelling dictionary on the literature exam.
TAX CODE OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION HAS BEEN BROUGHT INTO LINE WITH THE LAW ON LICENSING
Amendments were made to the Tax Code of the Russian Federation due to the transition to a registry licensing model. The reference to paper licences has been excluded from the Code, including denominations of state fees have been clarified.