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Monitoring of the Federal Legislation dated 29.01.2002

Federal Law No. 8-FZ of January 25, 2002 On the All-Russia Census of the Population

Establishes legal basis for the formation of the federal information resources on the number and structure of the population, its distribution across the territory of the Russian Federation along with social and economic characteristics, an ethnic and linguistic composition of the population, its educational level.
The All-Russia census of the population is taken not rarely than once every ten years. The time frame and date of the census shall be fixed by the Government of the Russian Federation. Lists persons to be covered by the census and data to be provided by those persons. The data includes, among other things, an information on the sources of means of subsistence and family ties of persons residing together. The data on the population contained in the census sheets is treated as confidential. However, the results of the All-Russia census of the population are publicly available and shall be officially released in the press.
The Federal Law shall take effect as from the day of its official publication. The text of the Federal Law is published in the Rossiyskaya Gazetta newspaper No.17 of January 29, 2002.

Order of the Ministry of Taxes and Fees No. BG-3-03/572 of December 26, 2001 On the Approval of Forms of Value Added Tax Declarations

Approves new forms of value added tax declarations. The structure of the declaration has been brought into line with a new standard of preparation of tax accounting statements.
The instructions on how to fill in new declarations on the value added tax will be approved by a separate document.
Registered with the Ministry of Justice on January 17, 2002. Registration No. 3171

Order of the Ministry of Taxes and Fees of the Russian Federation No. BG-3-23/568 of December 25, 2001 On the Approval of Form of Tax Declaration On the Profit Tax of Foreign Organization

In pursuance of the provisions of Chapter 25 "The Tax on Profits of Organizations" of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation, it approves a form of tax declaration on the profit tax of foreign organizations.
The Instructions on how to fill in the form will be approved by a separate document.
Registered with the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on January 16, 2002. Registration No. 3160

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 57 of January 25, 2002 On the Pay For the Geological Information On the Subsoil

The minimal amount of pay for the geological information on the subsoil obtained as a result of state geological studies of the subsoil from the federal body of administration of the state subsoil foundation, totals, in case of subsoil users, Rbl. 10000 (say ten thousand Rubles). The amount of pay may be increased.
A specific amount of pay shall be determined by the federal body of administration of the state subsoil foundation.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 56 of January 25, 2002 On the Extension of the Term of Validity of the Procedure For Payment to Individual Categories of Citizens of the Russian Federation of Preliminary Compensation On Deposits (Contributions) With the Savings Bank of the Russian Federation and Some Insurance Organizations

In 2002 there shall remain valid the procedure for payment of a preliminary compensation to individual categories of citizens of the Russian Federation on deposits with the Savings Bank of the Russian Federation as on June 20, 1991 and on deposits (contributions) with organizations of state insurance (the Russian State Insurance Company and its subsidiaries) as on January 1, 1992.
The said procedure shall remain valid until the approval of a new procedure for payment of the said guaranteed savings in 2002.

Order of the State Customs Committee of the Russian Federation No. 1184 of December 18, 2001 On the Exercise of Monetary Control over Currency Transactions Related to the Importation of Goods From the Customs Territory of the Russian Federation

The customs clearance of goods which are imported and transferred into ownership of a non-resident under foreign trade contracts providing for settlements to be made in foreign currencies and/or in the currency of the Russian Federation which goods are placed under the customs regimes of export, re-export, temporary export, processing of goods outside the customs territory, shall be effected on the condition of submission to the customs bodies of a duly certified copy of a certificate of the transaction. Establishes peculiarities of the filling-in of a cargo customs declaration when placing the goods under the customs regime of export, provided they were earlier removed from the customs territory of the Russian Federation in accordance with the customs regime of temporary export or processing of goods outside the customs territory.
Registered with the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on January 23, 2002. Registration No. 3179.

Order of the State Customs Committee of the Russian Federation No. 186 of December 18, 2001 On the Customs Clearance of Refined Gold and Silver Exported by Credit Institutions

Establishes peculiarities of the customs clearance of bullions of refined gold and silver exported by credit institutions. Specifies terms and conditions which shall be observed when carrying out customs clearance. In particular, one of those conditions is the submission by the credit institution of a license of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation for the export of bullions of refined gold and silver. Establishes peculiarities of the filling-in of a cargo customs declaration, in particular, same cargo customs declaration is used to declare data on bullions of the same metal (gold or silver).
Registered with the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on January 22, 2002. Registration No. 3176

Letter of the Ministry of Taxes and Fees of the Russian Federation No. VG-6-03/99 of January 28, 2002 On the Clarification Of Assessment of the Value Added Tax On Medical Products, Periodical Printed Matter and Books

Pending the approval by the Government of the Russian Federation of codes (of the All-Russia Classification of Products and Commodity Nomenclature of the Foreign Economic Activity of the Russian Federation) of medicines and periodical printed matter for purposes of application of the value added tax rate of 10% upon realization of same, the use shall be made, as from January 1, 2002, of codes in accordance with the clarification provided in the captioned Letter.
Value added tax exemptions upon realization of most important and vitally necessary medical equipment on the territory of the Russian Federation shall be granted as from January 31, 2002, i.e. since the time of entry into effect of Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 19 of January 17, 2002 approving a list of that equipment. Until January 31, 2002 no exemptions shall be granted.

Letter of the Ministry of Taxes and Fees of the Russian Federation No. VG-6-03/41@ of January 16, 2002 On the Procedure for Payment of the Value Added Tax

In 2002 the procedure shall remain in effect for payment of the value added tax by organizations comprising as their part separate subdivisions which procedure was notified by Letters of the Ministry of Taxes and Fees of the Russian Federation No. VG-6-03/130@ of February 12, 2001 and No. VG-6-03/216@ of March 19, 2001.

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