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Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 701 of August 28, 2009 on the Amendments to the Rules of Arresting of the Transport Vehicle, Placing It on a Parking Lot, Storage and Prohibition of Operation

Revises the rules of arresting of the transport vehicle, placing it on a parking lot, storage and prohibition of operation.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 676 of August 19, 2009 on the Rules of Servicing of Passengers and Rendering Other Services Usually Provided in a Sea Port and Not Pertaining to Entrepreneurial Activities of Passengers and Other Citizens

Endorses the rules regulating relations pertaining to services rendered to citizens in a seaport that are not associated with entrepreneurial activities carried out by these citizens.

Letter of the Department of the Tax and Customs Tariff Policy of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 03-04-06-02/59 of August 20, 2009 on the Uniform Social Tax from Amounts of Contributions to a Non-State Pension Fund under Contracts of Non-State Pension Support for Employees

Explains the particulars of collection of the uniform social tax from contributions under the contract of non-state pension support of employees.

Letter of the Federal Tax Service No. ShS-22-3/672@ of August 31, 2009 on the Procedure of Application of the Provisions of the Federal Law No. 204-FZ of July 19, 2009

According to the amendments introduced in the Tax Code of the Russian Federation, the limiting amount of taxpayer incomes permitting to switch over to the simplified system of taxation is increased from Rbl 15 million to Rbl 45 million. The amount of annual incomes for this purpose is also increased from Rbl 20 million to Rbl 60 million.

Order of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation No. 244 of August 3, 2009 on the Endorsement of the From of the Certificate of the State Registration of a Non-Commercial Organisation

Endorses a new form of the certificate of the state registration of a non-commercial organisation.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 80n of July 27, 2009 on the Amendments to the Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 93n of September 12, 2002

The list of the types of auditor certificates issued to natural persons wishing to engage in the appropriate activities now does not include certificates in the sphere of audit of exchanges, extra-budgetary funds and investment institutes. Also excluded are certificates in the sphere of audit of insurance organisations and mutual insurance companies (audit of insurers).

Order of the Federal Migration Service No. 159 of July 6, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Administrative Regulation on the State Service of Keeping of Migration Records in the Russian Federation Rendered by the Federal Migration Service

The keeping of migration records in the Russian Federation is vested in the Federal Migration Service of Russia. The Administrative Regulation specifies the procedure of execution of the appropriate state function by the service.

Letter of the Department of the Tax and Customs Tariff Policy of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 03-03-06/1/550 of August 27, 2009 on the Registration for Profit Taxation Purposes of Expenses to Hand out Milk and Means of Personal Protection to Employees Engaged in Works with Hazardous Conditions

Expenses for the purchase of the above commodities may be taken into account for profit taxation purposes.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 713 of September 2, 2009 on the Amendments to the Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 260 of June 1, 2004

The state and local bodies must provide access to information on their activities. Appropriate amendments are introduced to the Regulation on the Government of the Russian Federation and the Regulation on its Office.

Order of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1235-r of August 27, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Water Strategy of the Russian Federation for the Period until 2020

Endorses the Water Strategy of Russia for the period until 2020.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 717 of September 2, 2009 on the Norms of Alienation of Lands for Highways and/or Objects of Highway Services

Specifies the norms of alienation of lands for highways and/or objects of highway services.

Order of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation No. 241 of August 3, 2009 on the Amendments to the Order of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation No. 256 of December 27, 2007

In the absence of the notary, the notary actions may be committed by the head of the local administration or the specially authorised official.

Order of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation No. 128 of July 31, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Federal Aviation Rules "Preparation and Carrying out the Flights in the Civil Aviation in the Russian Federation"

Endorses the new Federal Aviation Rules "Preparation and Carrying out the Flights in the Civil Aviation of the Russian Federation".

Order of the Federal Service for Financial Markets No. 09-27/pz-n of July 16, 2009 on the Amendments to Some Orders of the Federal Service for Financial Markets

Adjusts the procedure of calculation of the estimated cost of bonds forming the assets of the joint-stock or shared investment fund.

Order of the Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation No. 254 of July 3, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Form of the Application for Participation in the Selection of Projects of State Significance Enjoying Budget Allocations of the Investment Fund of the Russian Federation and Its Filling Methodology Recommendations

An investment fund is formed in the structure of the federal budget to manage the projects of development of infrastructure of state significance.

Order of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Federal Tax Service No. 495/MM-7-2-347 of June 30, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Procedure of Interaction of the Bodies of Internal Affairs and the Tax Bodies in Prevention, Revealing and Stopping Tax Violations and Crimes

Adjusts the procedure of interaction of the bodies of internal affairs and the tax bodies in the course of organisation and carrying out of on-site tax checks.

Order of the Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation No. 305 of May 19, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Administrative Regulation of the Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defence, Emergency Situations and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters on the Execution of the State Function of Enforcement in the Internal Waters and the Territorial Sea of the Russian Federation of the Use of Small Vessels and Their Anchorage Bases (Structures)

Enforcement of implementation by natural persons and legal entities of the requirements of use of small vessels and their anchorage bases (structures) is vested in the Ministry for Emergency Situations of Russia.

Letter of the Federal Tax Service No. ShS-22-3/684@ of September 1, 2009 on the Procedure of Calculation of the Limiting Amount of Incomes Restricting the Use of the Simplified System of Taxation in 2009

The taxpayer looses the right for the application of the simplified system of taxation if at the end of the tax period his incomes exceed Rbl 20 million.

Letter of the Department of the Tax and Customs Tariff Policy of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 03-11-11/169 of August 24, 2009

Organisations and private enterprises may switch over to the simplified system of taxation if their incomes are not greater than Rbl 15 million at the end of 9 months of the year when the appropriate application is submitted.

Order of the Federal Guard Service of the Russian Federation No. 487 of August 7, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Regulation on the Segment of the Information and Telecommunication Network Internet for the Federal Bodies of State Power and the Bodies of State Power of the Subjects of the Russian Federation

The Internet segment for the bodies of state power of Russia and its subjects is named RSNet (Russian State Network).

Order of the Federal Agency for Tourism No. 175 of August 4, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Procedure of Submission by Legal Entities Engaged in Tour Operator Activities of Accounting Reports to the Federal Agency for Tourism and on the Amendments to the Order of the Federal Agency for Tourism No. 28 of May 10, 2007

Tour operators that do not have to publish their accounting reports as of the end of the year shall submit them to the Federal Agency for Tourism.

Order of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation No. 282 of July 20, 2009 on the Amendments to Individual Orders of the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia

The amendments are stipulated by the entry into force of the Law on the State Cadastre of Immovable Property.

Order of the Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia No. 213 of July 15, 2009 on the Amendments to the Procedure of Processing of Applications for the Right of Use of Subsoil Resources for Construction and Operation of Underground Structures Not Pertaining to Extraction of Mineral Resources Endorsed by the Order of the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation No. 715 of December 2, 2004

Changes the procedure of processing of requests for the right of use of subsoil resources for the purposes of construction or operation of underground structures not associated with extraction of mineral resources.

Order of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation No. 75 of May 14, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Regulation on the Procedure of Investigation of Accidents with Vessels

Introduces a new procedure of investigation of accidents in the sea directly associated with operation of the vessel.

Order of the Ministry of the Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation No. 665 of July 22, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Forms of Certificates of Accreditation

Endorses the forms of certificates of accreditation of the body of certification and testing laboratory (centre) carrying out works of confirmation of compliance.

Order of the Federal Service for Financial Markets No. 09-26/pz-n of July 9, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Administrative Regulation on the Execution by the Federal Service for Financial Markets of the State Function of State Control over the Purchase of Stocks of Open-Type Joint-Stock Companies

Regulates the procedure of processing by the Federal Service for Financial Markets of Russia and its territorial bodies of documents pertaining to the purchase of more than 30% of stocks of open-type joint-stock companies.

Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 1034 of September 11, 2009 on the Programmer Day

Introduces a new professional holiday - Programmer Day to be celebrated on the 256th day of the year.

Information of the Central Bank of Russia of September 14, 2009 on the Reduction of the Rate of Refinancing of the Bank of Russia and the Interest Rates for Individual Operations Carried out by the Bank of Russia

From September 15, 2009, the rate of refinancing of the Bank of Russia is reduced from 10.75% to 10.5% annual.

Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 1033 of September 11, 2009 on the Measures to Improve the State Regulation in the Aviation Sphere

Abandons the Federal Aeronavigation Service.

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 2273-U of August 10, 2009 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 to Credit Organisations Secured with Assets or Guarantees

Adjusts the procedure for the Bank of Russia to grant credits secured with assets or guarantees.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 723 of September 10, 2009 on the Procedure for Putting in Operation of Individual State Information Systems

The Government of the Russian Federation may introduce obligatory requirements to the procedure of putting in operation of individual state information systems.

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 2291-U of September 14, 2009 on the Amount of Interest Rate for the Credits Secured with Assets and Guarantees

From September 15, 2009, reduces the rates for the credits secured assets or guarantees and granted to credit organisations.

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 2290-U of September 14, 2009 on the Amount of Interest Rate for the Lombard Credits of the Bank of Russia

Reduces from 9.75% to 9.5% annual the fixed interest rates for the lombard credits of the Bank of Russia granted for 1, 7 and 30 calendar days.

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 2289-U of September 14, 2009 on the Amount of Interest Rate for the Deposit Operations of the Bank of Russia

Reduces the interest rates for the deposit operations of the Bank of Russia.

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 2288-U of September 14, 2009 on the Amount of the Interest Rate for the Overnight Credit of the Bank of Russia

From September 15, 2009, the rate for the overnight credit of the Bank of Russia is reduced from 10.75% to 10.5% annual.

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 2287-U of September 14, 2009 on the Amount of the Rate of Refinancing of the Bank of Russia

Reduces once again the rate of refinancing of the Bank of Russia.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 720 of September 10, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Technical Regulation on the Safety of Wheeled Transport Vehicles

Introduces requirements to the safety of wheeled transport vehicles when they are released for circulation and operation on the territory of Russia.

Order of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation No. 290n of June 1, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Interindustry Rules of Supplies of Special Clothes, Special Footwear and Other Means of Personal Protection for Workers

According to the labour legislation, the works with adverse and/or hazardous conditions, as well as the works fulfilled in special temperature conditions or associated with contamination, require the use of special clothes, footwear and other means of personal protection to be handed out to workers at the expense of the employer.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 729 of September 14, 2009 on the Interim Rate of Import Customs Duty for Polyvinyl Chloride

Endorses an interim rate of import customs duty for polyvinyl chloride not mixed with other components (code according to the Commodity Nomenclature of Foreign Economic Activities of Russia 3904 10 009 9).

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 728 of September 14, 2009 on the Amendments to the Customs Tariff of the Russian Federation for Some Oil Products

Introduces new codes of the Commodity Nomenclature of Foreign Economic Activities of Russia for liquid fuels included in the group of heavy distillates of bituminous materials (other than the raw ones).

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 727 of September 14, 2009 on the Interim Rate of Import Customs Duty for Snow Vehicles

Increases from 5% to 10% the amount of the duty for the import to Russia of transport vehicles specially designed for travel over snow. The rate will be in effect for 9 months.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 726 of September 14, 2009 on the Amendments to Some Acts of the Government of the Russian Federation

The amendments pertain to the Regulation of tariff rates for electric and thermal power.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 719 of September 8, 2009 on the Prolongation of the Rates of Import Customs Duties for Individual Types of Metal-Working Equipment

Prolongs for 9 months the zero rates of import customs duties for some types of metal-working machine-tools.

Order of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation No. 285 of August 6, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Procedure of Determination of Expenses for the Expert Evaluation in the Cases of Licensing of Educational Activities of Educational and Scientific Organisations

There is a new Regulation on the licensing of educational activities in effect from July 1, 2009.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 81n of July 28, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Procedure of Storage of Special Federal Stamps

The procedure specifies the procedure of storage of special federal stamps in the territorial tax bodies and organisations producing alcoholic items in the Russian Federation with the content of ethyl alcohol greater than 9% of the volume of the finished product.

Order of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation No. 423 of July 21, 2009 on the Amendments to the Rules of Certification of Operators of Vessels for the Right of Operation of Small Vessels Subordinate to the State Inspection of Small Vessels of the Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defence, Emergency Situations and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters Endorsed by the Order of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia No. 498 of June 29, 2005

Specifies the minimum engine power of the small vessel requiring certification for its operation.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 738 of September 14, 2009 on the Amendments to the Customs Tariff of the Russian Federation for Some Types of Aircraft

Revises the rates of import customs duties for airplanes and other aircraft with unladen weight up to 15,000 kg.

Order of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation No. 12631 of August 3, 2009 on the Amendments to Some Normative Legal Acts of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation

Refines the procedure of execution of the state functions pertaining to issues of citizenship, drawing up and issuance of foreign passports, entry (return) certificates, as well as the visas and invitations for foreigners and stateless persons.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 742 of September 15, 2009 on the Interim Rates of Import Customs Duties for Individual Types of Equipment

Increases for 9 months from 0% to 5% of the customs cost the rates of import customs duties for individual types of equipment.

Regulation of the Central Bank of Russia No. 342-P of August 7, 2009 on the Obligatory Reserves of Credit Organisations

Introduces a new procedure of depositing of obligatory reserves in the Bank of Russia for credit organisations.

Order of the Central Bank of Russia No. OD-620 of September 17, 2009 on the Correction Coefficient

A new Regulation of the Central Bank of Russia on the obligatory reserves of credit organisations is entered into force from November 1, 2009.

Order of the Federal Customs Service No. 1347 of July 28, 2009 on the Amendments to the Order of the Federal Tax Service of Russia No. 1151 of September 19, 2008

Adjusts the procedure of customs registration of aircraft, spare parts and equipment necessary for their repair.

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 2295-U of September 17, 2009 on the Normatives of Obligatory Reserves (Reserve Requirements) of the Bank of Russia

The new Regulation of the Central Bank of Russia on the obligatory reserves of credit organisations is entered into force from November 1, 2009.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 753 of September 15, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Technical Regulation on the Safety of Machines and Equipment

Introduces the minimum requirements to the safety of machines and equipment in the course of design works, production, installation, set up, operation, storage, transportation, sale and utilisation.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 750 of September 15, 2009 on the Amendments to the Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 520 of July 14, 2008

Changes the fundamentals of price forming in the sphere of activities of organisations of the communal sector.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 748 of September 15, 2009 on the Amendment to the Regulation on the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

Extends the sphere of reference of the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia in the adoption of normative and legal acts.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 735 of September 14, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Regulation on the Patent and Other Duties for the Committed Legally Significant Actions Pertaining to a Patent for a Selection Achievement, State Registration of the Transfer of the Exclusive Right for a Selection Achievement to Other Persons and Contacts of Disposal of This Right

Specifies the amounts, procedure and deadlines of payment of the mentioned duties.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 732 of September 14, 2009 on the Limiting Amount of Payment for the Issuance by the Body or Organisation in Charge of the Keeping of the Registration Technical Documentation of Excerpt for the Building, Structure, Room or Object of Unfinished Construction Registered before the Entry into Force of the Federal Law on the State Cadastre of Immovable Property or in the Transient Period of Its Application

The limiting amount of payment for the excerpt makes Rbl 500 for natural persons and Rbl 1,000 for legal entities.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 731 of September 14, 2009 on the Publication of the Explanations on the Uniform Application of the Federal Law on the Insurance Contributions to the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation, Social Insurance Fund of the Russian Federation, Federal Fund of Obligatory Medical Insurance and the Territorial Funds of Obligatory Medical Insurance

The Ministry of Public Health and Social Development of Russia is empowered with authority to issue explanations on the uniform application of the Federal Law replacing from 2010 the uniform social tax with insurance contributions for particular types of social insurance.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 722 of September 10, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Rules of Assessment of Applications for Participation in the Contest for the Right to Conclude the State or Municipal Contract for Supplies of Commodities, Carrying out Works, Rendering Services for the State or Municipal Needs

Assessment of the contest applications is the main task of the contest commission.

Federal Law No. 218-FZ of September 22, 2009 on the Amendments to Individual Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation and on Invalidation of Individual Provisions of the Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation

The Federal Law is expected to attract additional incomes in the federal budget.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 83n of July 31, 2009 on the Amendments to the Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 153n of November 27, 2006 on the Endorsement of the Form of the Tax Declaration for Indirect Taxes (Value Added Tax and Excises) in the Case of Import of Commodities to the Territory of the Russian Federation from the Territory of the Republic of Belarus and Its Filling Procedure

Refines the procedure of filling of the tax declaration for indirect taxes (value added tax and excises) in the case of import of commodities to Russia from Belarus.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 744 of September 15, 2009 on the Amendments to the Acts of the Government of the Russian Federation on the Issues of the Federal Antimonopoly Service

Adjusts the acts of the Government of the Russian Federation on the issues of activities of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia.

Order of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1349-r of September 21, 2009

Endorses the concept of the federal targeted program "Development of TV and Radio Broadcasting in the Russian Federation for the Years 2009-2015".

Letter of the Federal Tax Service No. ShS-22-3/733@ of September 21, 2009 on the Information Necessary for the Calculation of the Tax on Extraction of Mineral Resources for Oil for August 2009

Provides information for the calculation of the tax on extraction of mineral resources for oil for August 2009.

Order of the Federal Service for Financial Markets No. 09-25/pz-n of July 7, 2009 on the Particulars of Registration in the Register of Holders of Registered Securities of Stocks of Joint-Stock Companies Owned by the Russian Federation

Specifies the rules of registration in the register of holders of registered securities of stocks owned by the Russian Federation.

Order of the Federal Customs Service No. 1361 of July 29, 2009 on the Customs Bodies Authorised to Accept Customs Declarations

Specifies the list of customs bodies not permitted to accept customs declarations.

Order of the Federal Customs Service No. 1424 of August 7, 2009 on the Particulars of Declaring of Transport Vehicles Re-Imported to the Customs Territory of the Russian Federation That Were Earlier Brought out of This Territory and Having Undergone Repair and/or Other Operations Subject to Customs Duties, Taxes

Partial exemption from customs duties and taxes applies in such cases.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 754 of September 22, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Regulation on the System of Interagency Electronic Document Turnovers

Specifies the procedure for keeping electronic service correspondence between the federal bodies of state power, Administration of the President of the Russian Federation and the Office of the Government of the Russian Federation.

Order of the Federal Customs Service No. 812 of May 7, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Instruction on the Individual Customs Operations Carried out in the Cases of Use of the Customs Regime of Processing for Internal Consumption

Specifies the procedure of issuance of permissions for processing of commodities for internal consumption, determination of the duration of processing of commodities, submission of reports of the use of the given regime.

Order of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation No. 270 of July 13, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Administrative Regulation of the Federal Agency for State Property Management on the Execution of the State Function "Transfer of Federally Owned Property in the Property of Subjects of the Russian Federation and Municipal Property, Acceptance of Property of Subjects of the Russian Federation or Municipal Property in the Federal Property"

Specifies the deadlines and procedure of transfer and acceptance by the Russian Federation of such property.

Federal Law No. 226-FZ of September 27, 2009 on the Amendments to Article 74 of the Federal Law on the Executive Proceedings

The amendments pertain to the particulars of vindication of property of some organisations and their members (participants).

Federal Law No. 222-FZ of September 27, 2009 on the Ratification of the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia on the Promotion and Protection of Capital Investments

Ratifies the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia on the promotion and protection of capital investments signed in Jakarta on September 6, 2007.

Federal Law No. 228-FZ of September 27, 2009 on the Amendments to the Housing Code of the Russian Federation and Article 19 of the Federal Law on Advertising

The general meeting of owners of dwelling space in an apartment house is authorised to take the decision to conclude the contract for installation and operation of advertising structures on the objects of common property in the house.

Federal Law No. 219-FZ of September 27, 2009 on the Amendments to Article 3 of the Law of the Russian Federation on the Status of Judges in the Russian Federation

Retired judges may not act as representatives in the cases of natural persons and legal entities except for the cases of legal representation.

Federal Law No. 225-FZ of September 27, 2009 on the Amendment to Article 112 of the Federal Law on the Executive Proceedings

An executive fee is collected from the debtor if he fails to execute a writ of execution within specified time limits.

Federal Law No. 227-FZ of September 27, 2009 on the Suspension of Individual Provisions of Article 48 of the Federal Law on the Insurance of Deposits of Natural Persons in the Banks of the Russian Federation

The amendments pertain to the requirements to participation in the system of insurance of deposits of natural persons in the banks.

Federal Law No. 221-FZ of September 21, 2009 on the Ratification of the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Bolivar Republic of Venezuela on the Promotion and Mutual Protection of Capital Investments

Ratifies the Intergovernmental Agreement of Russia and Venezuela on the promotion and mutual protection of capital investments signed in Caracas on November 7, 2008.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 756 of September 25, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Rates of Export Customs Duties for Raw Oil and Individual Categories of Commodities of Oil Exported from the Territory of the Russian Federation outside the Member-States of the Customs Union Agreements

Increases the rates of export customs duties for raw oil and individual categories of commodities of oil exported outside the member-states of the of the Customs Union agreements.

Information of the Central Bank of Russia of September 29, 2009 on the Reduction of the Rate of Refinancing of the Bank of Russia and the Interest Rates for Individual Operations Carried out by the Bank of Russia

From September 30, 2009, the rate of refinancing of the Bank of Russia is reduced by 0.5 percent points more (to 10% annual). Also reduced are interest rates for operations of the Central Bank of Russia.

Order of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation No. 270 of July 27, 2009 on the Endorsement of the Administrative Regulation of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation on the Execution of the State Function of Issuance of Permissions to Open Representations of Foreign State Bodies and Organisations Providing Adoption of Children on the Territory of the Russian Federation and Permissions to Engage in Activities in the Sphere of Adoption of Children on the Territory of the Russian Federation Carried out by Representations of Foreign Non-Commercial, Non-Governmental Organisations and Control of Their Activities

Specifies the deadlines and procedure of issuance of the mentioned permissions.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 763 of September 28, 2009 on the Amendments to the Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 234 of April 3, 2008

Extends until January 1, 2012 the prohibition to coordinate with the state bodies transactions with individual federal land plots.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 762 of September 28, 2009 on the Endorsement of the List of Commodities That Do Not Permit to Apply in Their Production and/or Sale Reduced Tariff Rates of Insurance Contributions for Their Implementing Payers of Insurance Contributions

The uniform social tax is replaced from 2010 with insurance contributions for particular types of social insurance.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 760 of September 28, 2009 on the Interim Rate of Import Customs Duty for Some Types of Exhaust Equipment

Increases for 9 months from 0% to 10% of the customs cost the rate of the import duty for some types of exhaust equipment (code according to the Commodity Nomenclature of Foreign Economic Activities of Russia 8414 60 000 0).

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 759 of September 28, 2009 on the Amendments to the Customs Tariff of the Russian Federation for Pipes of Corrosion Resistant Steel

Reduces the rates of import customs duties for individual types of pipes of stainless steel from 20% to 15% of the customs cost.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 758 of September 28, 2009 on the Measures to Protect Russian Producers of Stainless Pipes

Introduces for 3 years a special duty for imported pipes of stainless steel with the outer diameter up to 426 mm inclusive.

Direction of the Central Bank of Russia No. 2299-U of September 29, 2009 on the Rate of Refinancing of the Bank of Russia

From September 30, 2009, the rate of refinancing of the Bank of Russia is reduced by 0.5 percentage points more (to 10% annual).

Letter of the Federal Tax Service No. ShS-22-3/743@ of September 28, 2009 on the Procedure of Registration of Insurance Contributions for Obligatory Pension Insurance and the Paid out Temporary Disability Allowances

Taxpayers using the simplified system of taxation may choose incomes as the object of taxation. Such persons may reduce the amount of tax by the amount of insurance contributions for obligatory pension insurance.

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