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Monitoring of the Federal Legislation dated 30.01.2009

Federal Law No. 323-FZ of December 30, 2008 on the Procedure of Determination of the Minimum Amount of Shared Financing of Capital Repair of Apartment Homes, Resettlement of Citizens from the Breakdown Dwelling Space, Including the Need to Stimulate the Housing Market, at the Expense of the Budgets of Subjects of the Russian Federation and/or Local Budgets in 2009 and on the Amendments to Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation

Reduces the volume of shared financing from the regional and/or local budgets in 2009 necessary for getting financial aid from the Fund of Assistance of Reformation of the Housing and Communal Sector.

Federal Law No. 320-FZ of December 30, 2008 on the Amendments to Article 27.5-2 of the Federal Law on the Securities Market

According to the amendments, exchange-tradable bonds may be issued not only by open-type joint-stock companies, but also by other economic companies, as well as the state corporations and international financial organisations.

Federal Law No. 318-FZ of December 30, 2008 on the Amendments to Articles 11 and 18 of the Federal Law on the Development of Agriculture

The budgets of subjects of the Russian Federation get subsidies for the reimbursement of the part of producer expenses to cover the interest under credits obtained in Russian credit organisations. The procedure applies to credits drawn up until January 1, 2013.

Federal Law No. 317-FZ of December 30, 2008 on the Amendments to Articles 46 and 76 of the Federal Law on the Central Bank of the Russian Federation (Bank of Russia)

Enhances control over the use by the banks of the monetary resources allocated to support the financial system of the Russian Federation.

Federal Law No. 315-FZ of December 30, 2008 on the Amendments to the Federal Law on the Banks and Banking Activities and Some Other Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation

Specifies the particulars of reorganisation of credit organisations in the form of a merger, incorporation and reorganisation.

Federal Law No. 311-FZ of December 30, 2008 on the Amendments to Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation

Improves the procedure of organisation and carrying out of the Winter Olympic Games of 2014 in the city of Sochi.

Federal Law No. 306-FZ of December 30, 2008 on the Amendments to Some of the Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation Pertaining to Improvement of the Procedure of Exaction of the Pledged Property

Permits to conclude an agreement of extra-judicial sale of the object of pledge any time, not only after the failure of execution (improper execution) of the obligation by the debtor.

Federal Law No. 305-FZ of December 30, 2008 on the Amendments to Article 284 of Part 2 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation

From January 1, 2009, the rate of profit tax from organisations is reduced from 24% to 20%.

Federal Law No. 302-FZ of December 30, 2008 on the Amendment to Article 8 of the Federal Law on the Auxiliary Farming Facilities

Refines the procedure of keeping of the ledger of auxiliary farming facilities.

Federal Law No. 299-FZ of December 30, 2008 on the Ratification of the Peace Keeping Activities of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation

The ratified Agreement was signed in the city of Dushanbe on October 6, 2007.

Federal Law No. 297-FZ of December 30, 2008 on the Amendments to Article 16 of the Federal Law on the Circulation of Lands of Agricultural Use

The lease contracts for the land plots obtained by citizens in the course of privatisation concluded before its adoption must be brought in compliance with the given Law and requirements of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation.

Federal Constitutional Law No. 8-FKZ of December 30, 2008 on the Amendments to the Federal Constitutional Law on the Government of the Russian Federation

According to the amendments, the Government of the Russian Federation must report to the State Duma on the annual basis, including the issues raised by the Parliament.

Law of the Russian Federation on the Amendment to the Constitution of the Russian Federation No. 7-FKZ of December 30, 2008 on the Authority of the State Duma to Control the Government of the Russian Federation

The State Duma of the Russian Federation is empowered with authority to control the Government of the Russian Federation.

Law of the Russian Federation on the Amendment to the Constitution of the Russian Federation No. 6-FKZ of December 30, 2008 on the Change of the Term of Office of the President of the Russian Federation and the State Duma

The term of office of the President of the Russian Federation is extended from 4 years to 6 years, and that of the State Duma, to 5 years.

Federal Law No. 324-FZ of December 30, 2008 on the Amendments to the Federal Law on the Federal Budget for the Year 2009 and for the Planed Period of 2010 and 2011

The Federal Law is expected to support the financial market and individual sectors of economy of the Russian Federation.

Federal Law No. 322-FZ of December 30, 2008 on the Amendments to Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation Pursuant to the Adoption of the Federal Law on the Ratification of the Convention Revising the Seafarers' Identity Documents Convention of 1958 (Convention 185)

From January 1, 2014, the seafarer passport is excluded from the list of documents permitting the citizens of Russia to exit (enter) the country.

Federal Law No. 321-FZ of December 30, 2008 on the Amendments to Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation on the Issues of Combating Terrorism

Refines the composition of the court processing criminal cases pertaining to terrorism.

Federal Law No. 316-FZ of December 30, 2008 on the Patent Agents

Replaces the Regulation on the patent agents of February 12, 1993.

Federal Law No. 314-FZ of December 30, 2008 on the Amendments to Part 2 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation and Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation Pertaining to Efficiency of Taxation in the Fishing Sector

Fishing organisations and independent entrepreneurs may apply the system of taxation for agricultural producers.

Federal Law No. 313-FZ of December 30, 2008 on the Amendments to Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation Permitting to Replace Obligatory Certification with Declaration of Compliance

The amendments reduce administrative barriers in the entrepreneurial sphere.

Federal Law No. 312-FZ of December 30, 2008 on the Amendments to Part 1 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation and Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation

Refines the legal status of limited liability companies.

Federal Law No. 310-FZ of December 30, 2008 on the Amendments to the Budget Code of the Russian Federation and the Federal Law on the Amendments to the Budget Code of the Russian Federation Pertaining to Regulation of the Budget Process and on the Bringing of Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation in Compliance with the Budget Legislation of the Russian Federation

Implements the measures of support of the financial market and a number of sectors of the economy of the Russian Federation.

Federal Law No. 309-FZ of December 30, 2008 on the Amendments to Article 16 of the Federal Law on the Protection of the Environment and Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation

Improves legislation in the sphere of environmental protection, use of subsoil resources and handling waste.

Federal Law No. 308-FZ of December 30, 2008 on the Amendments to the Federal Law on the Placing of Orders for Supplies of Commodities, Carrying out Works, Rendering Services for the State and Municipal Needs and to Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation

Participation in the placing of orders is permitted also through representatives.

Federal Law No. 307-FZ of December 30, 2008 on the Audit Activities

Adoption of the new Federal Law is stipulated by the switchover from licensing to self-regulation in this sphere.

Federal Law No. 301-FZ of December 30, 2008 on the Amendment to Article 14 of the Federal Law on the Citizenship of the Russian Federation

Extends from January 1, 2009 to July 1, 2009 the time limit for adoption of the Russian citizenship according to the simplified procedure by the former citizens of the USSR having arrived to the Russian Federation from the former USSR constituent countries and registered as of July 2002 or having received a permission for temporary stay or residence permit.

Federal Law No. 300-FZ of December 30, 2008 on the Ratification of the Convention between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Federal Republic of Brasilia on the Avoidance of Double Taxation and Prevention of Evasion of Income Taxes

Legal entities and natural persons of Russia and Brasilia will not pay taxes from the same incomes in both states.

Federal Law No. 298-FZ of December 30, 2008 on the Ratification of the Convention between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on the Avoidance of Double Taxation and Prevention of Evasion of Taxes on Incomes and Capital

Excludes the cases of double payment of taxes from the same type of incomes and capital in both states.

Federal Law No. 296-FZ of December 30, 2008 on the Amendments to the Federal Law on the Insolvency (Bankruptcy)

Defines the notion of the "national association of self-regulating organisations of bankruptcy commissioners".

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1003 of December 24, 2008 on the Amendments to the Regulation on the Federal Service for Tariff Rates

The Federal Service for Tariff Rates of Russia is empowered with additional authority to fix the list of standard tariff rates to determine the payment for connection to electric power lines.

Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 1883 of December 31, 2008 on the Forming of the Federal Service for Regulation of the Alcohol Market

A new body is formed in the structure of the federal bodies of executive power - Federal Service for Regulation of the Alcohol Market.

Order of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation No. 1048 of December 1, 2008 on the Amendments to the Order of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia No. 190 of March 15, 1999

Adjusts the procedure of examination of transport vehicles.

Regulation of the Central Bank of Russia No. 329-P of November 28, 2008 on the Terms for the Bank of Russia to Commit Direct REPO Transactions with Russian Credit Organisations at the Stock Exchange of the Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange

Specifies the terms for committing direct REPO transactions at the Stock Exchange of the Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange.

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 2158-U of December 25, 2008 on the Amendments to the Regulation of the Bank of Russia No. 320-P of August 27, 2008 on the Procedure for the Central Bank of the Russian Federation to Administer Acceptance of Individual Types of Incomes in the Budget System of the Russian Federation

The amendments are stipulated by the introduction of the new procedure of registration by the Federal Treasury of receipts in the budget system of the Russian Federation, opening and keeping of personal accounts, cash services for the execution of budgets.

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 2148-U of December 1, 2008 on the Opportunities of Temporary Functioning of the Correspondent Subaccount of the Branch of the Credit Organisation Reorganised into an Internal Structural Division

The deadline to take the decision on the temporary functioning of the correspondent subaccount of the branch of the credit organisation converted into an internal structural division is extended until July 1, 2009.

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 2156-U of December 23, 2008 on the Particulars of Assessment of the Credit Risk for the Loans, Debts in Loans and Similar Debts

Credit organisations may abstain in certain cases from downgrading the assessment of quality of debt servicing in the presence of the world financial crisis.

Federal Law No. 294-FZ of December 26, 2008 on the Protection of Rights of Legal Entities and Independent Entrepreneurs in the Cases of State Control (Enforcement) and Municipal Control Measures (not yet entered into force)

Specifies the procedure of carrying out of checks of legal entities and independent entrepreneurs by the bodies of state power.

Letter of the Department of the Tax and Customs Tariff Policy of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 03-03-09/141 of November 6, 2008 on the Profit Tax from Organisations in the Cases of Liquidation of Organisations They Were Members of

Examines the issue of registration for the purpose of collection of the profit tax from organisations of incomes and expenses of the founder of the limited liability company when this company is liquidated.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1042 of December 29, 2008 on the Measures of State Regulation of the Import of Commodities Delivered to the Customs Territory of the Russian Federation from the Ukraine

The protocols to the Intergovernmental Agreement of Russia and Ukraine on the free trade specify the deadlines for a stepwise revocation of tariff exclusions from the free trade regime for some types of commodities.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1017 of December 24, 2008 on the Production (Catch) of Rare and Perishable Types of Aquatic Biological Resources

Specifies the rules of production (catch) of rare and perishable types of aquatic bioresources, including those listed in the Red Book of the Russian Federation.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1007 of December 24, 2008 on the Fee for the Travel of Motor Vehicles Registered on the Territory of Foreign States over the Highways of the Russian Federation

Specifies the amounts of the fee for the use of highways of the Russian Federation by foreign carriers.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 996 of December 24, 2008 on the Amendments to Item 22 of the Rules of Drawing up of Invitations to Enter the Russian Federation for Foreign Citizens and Stateless Persons

Refines the procedure of drawing up of invitations to enter the Russian Federation for foreign citizens and stateless persons.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 987 of December 24, 2008 on the Measures to Implement the Federal Law on the Federal Budget for the Year 2009 and for the Planned Period of 2010 and 2011

Adopts for execution the federal budget for the year 2009 and for the planned period of 2010-2011.

Order of the President of the Russian Federation No. 7-rp of January 10, 2009 on the Official Publication of the Constitution of the Russian Federation

3,000 copies of the Constitution of the Russian Federation will be published with adopted amendments.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1082 of December 31, 2008 on the Endorsement of the Rates of Import Customs Duties for Individual Types of Metal Working Equipment

Introduces on the permanent basis the zero rates of import customs duties for individual types of metal working equipment.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1072 of December 29, 2008 on the Body in Charge of Accreditation of the Bodies of Certification and Testing Laboratories (Centres) Confirming Compliance of Milk and Dairy Products, Butter, Juices of Fruits and Vegetables

The Technical Regulations on milk and dairy products and on butter are entered into force in December 1008 and the Technical Regulation on juices of fruits and vegetables will enter into force in April 2009.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1061 of December 29, 2008 on the Endorsement of the Regulation on the Control over Land Planning Measures

The need to endorse a new Regulation is stipulated by the entry into force from March 1, 2008 of the Federal Law on the state cadastre of immovable property and adoption of the Federal Law on the protection of rights of legal entities and independent entrepreneurs in the course of state control (enforcement) and municipal control.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1048 of December 29, 2008 on the Amendments to the Rules of Preparation of Normative Legal Acts of the Federal Bodies of Executive Power and Their State Registration

Refines the procedure of working out of draft normative legal acts of the federal bodies of executive power.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1020 of December 24, 2008 on the State Registration of the Contracts of Disposal of the Exclusive Right for the Invention, Useful Model, Industrial Prototype, Registered Layout of an Integrated Circuit, Computer Program, Database and Transfer without a Contract of the Exclusive Right for the Invention, Useful Model, Industrial Prototype, Trade Mark, Service Mark, Name of the Place of Origin of the Commodity, Registered Layout of an Integrated Circuit, Computer Program, Database

Specifies the procedure of state registration of appropriate contracts.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 988 of December 24, 2008 on the Endorsement of the List of Scientific Research and Design Works Permitting to Include the Taxpayer Expenses in Other Expenses in the Actual Amount with a factor 1.5 in Compliance with Item 2 of Article 262 of Part 2 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation

The measures are aimed at stimulation of innovative activities in the Russian Federation.

Order of the Federal Agency for Fishing No. 368 of December 3, 2008 on the Typical Regulation on the Territorial Body of the Federal Agency for Fishing

In 2008, the State Committee of the Russian Federation for Fishing was reorganised into the Federal Agency for Fishing.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 10 of January 9, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Rates of Import Customs Duties for Some Commodities Imported for Industrial Assembly of Motor Transport Vehicles, Their Components and Units

Introduces on the permanent basis the zero rate of the import customs duty for rolled stock of corrosion-resistant steel and a 5 percent rate of the import customs duty for refrigerator compressors.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 8 of January 9, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Rates of Import Customs Duties for Individual Types of Machines, Equipment, Devices, Instruments and Parts Thereof

Introduces on the permanent basis reduced (two times or zero) rates of import customs duties for individual types of machines, equipment, devices, instruments and parts thereof.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1093 of December 31, 2008 on the Amendments to the Customs Tariff of the Russian Federation for Individual Types of Aircraft

Introduces the zero rate of import customs duty for civil aircraft with the number of passenger seats up to 50 inclusive, unladen weight from 2 to 15 tons.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 148n of December 30, 2008 on the Endorsement of the Budget Accounting Instruction

Provides a new wording of the Budget Accounting Instruction.

Order of the Federal Service for Tariff Rates No. 475-t/2 of December 30, 2008 on the Exclusive Tariff Rate for Transportation of Cars by the Railway Transport to the Far-Eastern Federal District

Introduces an exclusive tariff rate in the form of the factor 0.54 to the actual tariff rates.

Order of the Federal Tax Service No. MM-3-3/606@ of November 18, 2008 on the Amendments to the Order of the Federal Tax Service No. SAE-3-22/417 of August 31, 2005 on the Endorsement of the Forms of Documents Necessary for the Application of the Simplified System of Taxation on the Basis of a Patent

The procedure of application of the simplifies system of taxation on the basis of a patent has changed.

Information Letter of the Presidium of the Higher Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation No. 127 of November 25, 2008 on the Review of the Practice of Application of Article 10 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation by Arbitration Courts

Examines some issues of the limits of civil rights and abuse of the law.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 145n of December 25, 2008 on the Endorsement of the Directions on the Procedure of Application of the Budget Classification of the Russian Federation

Endorses new Directions on the procedure of application of the Budget Classification of the Russian Federation.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 9 of January 9, 2009 on the Interim Rates of Import Customs Duties for Individual Types of Rolled Stock and Pipes of Ferrous Metals

Increases for 9 months the rates of import customs duties for individual types of rolled stock and pipes of ferrous metals.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1053 of December 29, 2008 on Some Measures of Management of the Federal Property

The Ministry of Defence of Russia is authorised to manage the property of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and subordinate organisations.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1056 of December 29, 2008 on Some Measures to Implement Article 4.1 of the Federal Law on the Supplies of Products for the Federal State Needs

Strategic enterprises, joint-stock companies and their affiliated companies operating oil mainlines possessed by them, as well as the owner of the Joint Gas Supply System may purchase arms to guard the products supplied under the state contract and objects of production, processing, transportation, storage of these products.

Information of the Central Bank of Russia of December 30, 2008 on the Direction of the Bank of Russia No. 2155-U of December 19, 2008 on the Amendments to the Regulation of the Bank of Russia No. 254-P of March 26, 2004 on the Procedure for Credit Organisations to Generate Reserves for Possible Losses in Loans, Debts in Loans and Similar Debts

The above Direction of the Bank of Russia is handed over for registration to the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 14 of January 9, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Rules of Settlement of Disputes Pertaining to the Fixing and Application of Payment for the Technological Connection and/or Tariff Rates Introduced by the Bodies of State Regulation of Prices (Tariff Rates) to Determine the Amount of Such Payment (Standard Tariff Rates)

Disputes pertaining to the fixing and application of payment for the technological connection to electric power lines and/or standard tariff rates shall be processed by the Federal Service for Tariff Rates of Russia and the bodies of power of subjects of the Russian Federation in charge of the state regulation of tariff rates.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1099 of December 31, 2008 on the Permitted Share of Foreign Workers in 2009 Used by Economic Subjects Engaged in Activities in the Sphere of Retail Trade and Sports on the Territory of the Russian Federation

Specifies the permitted share of foreign workers in the sphere of retail trade and sports for the year 2009.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1070 of December 29, 2008 on the Non-State Expert Evaluation of Design Documentation and Results of Engineering Surveys

Specifies the procedure of non-state expert evaluation of design documentation for the objects of capital construction and/or results of engineering surveys for the preparation of such documentation.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1052 of December 29, 2008 on the Amendments to Some Acts of the Government of the Russian Federation

Some authority of the Government of the Russian Federation is handed over to the federal bodies of executive power.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 24 of January 14, 2009 on the Measures of State Support of Russian Exporters of Industrial Products, Automobile Makers and Transport Engineering Organisations

The Government of the Russian Federation is permitted to allocate resources of the federal budget to support the financial market, the labour market and the industries of the economy, as well as to grant interbudget transfers to the Pension Fund of Russia.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 6 of January 8, 2009 on the Amendments to the Regulation on the Federal Highway Agency and the Regulation on the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation

Extends the authority of the Ministry of Transport of Russia and the Federal Highway Agency.

Information Letter of the Federal Tax Service of January 19, 2009 on the Information Necessary for the Calculation of the Tax on Extraction of Mineral Resources for Oil for December 2008

The rate of the tax on extraction of mineral resources making Rbl 419 per ton of extracted, dehydrated, demineralised and stabilised oil is multiplied by the coefficient of the dynamics of world prices for oil and the coefficient of development of the particular part of subsoil resources.

Letter of the Federal Tax Service No. BE-17-3/10@ of January 19, 2009 on the Declaration for the Income Tax from Natural Persons

The new from of the tax declaration for the income tax from natural persons and its filling procedure are not yet registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation.

Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 64s of January 16, 2009 on the Measures to Prohibit Supplies of Products of Military and Dual Use to Georgia

Prohibits from January 16, 2009 until December 1, 2011 to sell, supply or hand over to Georgia from the territory of the Russian Federation products of military use, as well as the products of dual use that may be used for military purposes (regardless of the place of its origin).

Order of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 2043-r of December 29, 2008 on the Endorsement of the Strategy of Development of the Financial Market for the Period until 2020

Endorses the strategy of development of the financial market of the Russian Federation until 2020. The strategy does not include the banking and insurance sectors.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 18 of January 10, 2009 on the Objects of Fauna Included in the Objects of Hunting

Purveyance of some objects of fauna requires obtaining a single license.

Order of the Federal Service for Financial Markets No. 08-56/pz-n of December 9, 2008 on the Handing over of Property in Payment for Investment Shares of the Closed-Type Investment Fund and the Deadlines of the Forming of the Closed-Type Investment Fund

The payment for investment shares besides money may include: securities, claims rights, shares in the registered capital, immovable property.

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 2151-U of December 16, 2008 on the Amendments to the Regulation of the Bank of Russia No. 312-P of November 12, 2007 on the Procedure for the Bank of Russia to Grant Credits Secured with Assets to Credit Organisations

The goal of the amendments is to give more chances for banks to ensure additional liquidity.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 153N of December 31, 2008 on the Endorsement of the Form of the Tax Declaration for the Income Tax from Natural Persons (Form 3-NDFL) and Its Filling Procedure

Endorses a new form of the tax declaration for the income tax from natural persons (3-NDFL), as well as its filling procedure on paper.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 25 of January 21, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Rates of Export Customs Duties for Unalloyed Nickel and Copper Cathodes

Introduces the zero rate of the customs duty for the export of cathodes of refined copper and sections thereof, as well as for the export of unprocessed, unalloyed nickel (codes of the Foreign Trade Commodity Nomenclature of Russia 7403 11 000 0 and 7502 10 000 0 respectively).

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 2 of January 8, 2009 on the Optimisation of the Functioning of the Joint State Automatic Information System of Registration of the Volume of Production and Circulation of Ethyl Alcohol, Alcoholic and Alcohol-Containing Products, As Well As on the Amendments to Some Acts of the Government of the Russian Federation

Offers a number of measures to optimise the functioning of the Joint State Automatic Information System.

Order of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation No. 396 of December 26, 2008 on the Endorsement of the Procedure to Admit Citizens to State and Municipal Institutions of Higher Professional Education for the Academic Year 2009/2010

The introduced procedure is somewhat different from the uniform one that was in effect earlier.

Order of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation No. 782n of December 26, 2008 on the Endorsement and Procedure of Keeping of the Medical Documentation Certifying the Cases of Birth and Death

Endorses new registration forms of medical documentation certifying the cases of birth and death.

Order of the Federal Tax Service No. MM-3-3/634@ of December 2, 2008 on the Form of the Certificate

From January 1, 2009, one may enjoy a social tax exemption in the amount of additional insurance contributions to the accumulated part of the labour pension paid in the tax period.

Letter of the Department of the Tax and Customs Tariff Policy of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 03-02-07/1-8 of January 12, 2009

According to the explanations of the Ministry of Finance, the decision on the delayed payment of the federal taxes is taken by the Federal Tax Service of Russia.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 139n of December 9, 2008 on the Amendments to the Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 64n of August 2, 2004

Specifies the limiting amount of dwelling expenses reimbursed to workers of organisations financed from the federal budget when they are on business trips to Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

Order of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation and the Federal Tax Service No. 948/MM-3-6/561 of October 31, 2008 on the Endorsement of the Regulation on the Interaction of the Divisions of the State Highway Traffic Inspection and the Tax Bodies When They Submit Information on Transport Vehicles and Persons They Are Registered with

Divisions of the State Highway Traffic Inspection must hand over to the departments of the Federal Tax Service of Russia information on transport vehicles and their owners to ensure the payment of the transport tax.

Information of the Central Bank of Russia of January 22, 2009

Adjustment of the rouble trading band against the dual currency basket is terminated on January 23, 2009.

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 2168-U of January 13, 2009 on the Amendment to Item 2 of the Direction of the Bank of Russia No. 2134-U of November 27, 2008 on the List of Securities Included in the Lombard List of the Bank of Russia

Extends the list of mortgage secured bonds that may be included in the Lombard List of the Bank of Russia.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 66 of January 29, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Rates of Export Customs Duties for Raw Oil and Individual Categories of Goods of Oil Exported from the Territory of the Russian Federation outside the Member-States of the Customs Union Agreements

Reduces from February 1, 2009 the rates of export customs duties for raw oil and individual oil products because of the continued drop of world prices for oil.

Order of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation No. 423 of December 3, 2008 on the Endorsement of the Typical Form of the Agreement between the Founder and the Federal Autonomous Institution on the Procedure and Terms to Grant Subsidies to Reimburse Normative Expenses for the Services Rendered to Natural Persons and/or Legal Entities

From January 8, 2007, there exists a new type of the state (municipal) institution - autonomous institution - operating strictly in compliance with the order of the founder.

Order of the Federal Customs Service No. 1533 of December 8, 2008 on the Endorsement of the List of Divisions and Positions Permitting Employees to Increase the Salaries for the Occupied Position (Tariff Rates) Because of the Hazardous or Heavy Working Conditions

Specifies the list of divisions and positions of public health institutions of the Federal Tax Service permitting to increase the salaries (rates).

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