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Monitoring of the Federal Legislation dated 28.09.2012

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 870 of August 30, 2012 on the Utilisation Fee for Wheeled Transport Vehicles

The utilisation fee is collected only from new vehicles.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 866 of August 28, 2012 on the Federal Body of Executive Power in Charge of the State Registration of Goods and on Invalidation of Certain Acts of the Government of the Russian Federation on the Issues of State Registration of Individual Types of Goods

Registration of products rests with the Federal Service for Supervision over Protection of Consumer Rights and Human Well-Being exclusively.

Order of the Federal Service for Regulation of the Alcohol Market No. 231 of August 23, 2012 on the Procedure of Filling of Declarations of the Volume of Production, Circulation and /or Use of Ethyl Alcohol, Alcoholic and Alcohol-Containing Products, the Use of Production Capacities

Endorses the above rules.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 87n of June 22, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Administrative Regulation of the Federal Tax Service on the Provided State Service of State Registration of Legal Entities, Natural Persons As Individual Entrepreneurs and Peasant (Farmer's) Enterprises

Specifies the above procedure.

Order of the Federal Service for Regulation of the Alcohol Market No. 237 of August 28, 2012 on the Format for Submission in the Electronic Form of the Declaration of the Volume of Production, Circulation and/or Use of Ethyl Alcohol, Alcoholic and Alcohol-Containing Products, on the Use of Production Capacities

Updates the above format.

Letter of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 03-11-10/40 of August 30, 2012

Examines the issues of the patent system of taxation.

Letter of the Department of the Tax and Customs Tariff Policy of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 03-03-10/84 of July 30, 2012

Net profit divided among participants out of proportion is not regarded as dividends for taxation purposes.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 874 of August 30, 2012 on the Amendment to the List of Services That Are Necessary and Obligatory for the Federal Bodies of Executive Power to Provide State Services and Provided by Organisations Participating in Provided State Services

The list is extended to include services in the area of information and communication.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 871 of August 30, 2012 on the Amendments to Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 208 of April 7, 2007

Refines a procedure for processing disagreements between the bodies regulating tariff rates and mark-ups for the goods and services of organisations of the communal complex and the latter.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 865 of August 28, 2012 on the Licensing of Development, Production, Testing, Storage, Repair and Utilisation of Civil and Service Arms and Main Parts of Firearms, Sale of Civil and Service Arms and Main Parts of Firearms

Endorses the above regulation.

Direction of the Bank of Russia No. 2852-U of July 19, 2012 on the Amendments to the Regulation of the Bank of Russia No. 307-P of July 20, 2007 on the Procedure for Keeping Records and Submission of Information on Affiliated Persons of Credit Organisations

Updates the above procedure.

Order of the Federal Service for Financial Markets No. 12-52/pz-n of June 28, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Procedure of Registration in the Register of Holders of Securities of the Pledging of Registered Issuance Securities and Introduction of Changes to the Register Pertaining to the Transfer of Rights for the Pledged Registered Issuance Securities

Endorses the above rules.

Letter of the Federal Tax Service No. OA-4-13/14433@ of August 30, 2012 on the Preparation and Submission of Documents for the Purpose of Tax Control

Explains the above procedure for the cases of controlled transactions.

Letter of the Federal Treasury No. 42-7.4-05/95-444 of August 7, 2012

Provides explanations on the issues of application of the law on the purchase of goods, works, services by individual types of legal entities.

Decision of the Higher Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation No. VAS-5123/12 of August 28, 2012

Differentiation of amounts of patent duties for residents and non-residents is illicit.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 875 of September 1, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Regulation on the Federal State Supervision over Observance of the Labour Legislation and Other Normative Legal Acts Containing the Norms of the Labour Legislation

Specifies procedures in the area of labour relations.

Order of the Federal Service for Financial Markets No. 12-58/pz-n of July 10, 2012 on the Procedure of Transfer of the Register of Holders of Securities to Bankruptcy Commissioners in the Case of Opening of Bankruptcy Proceedings for a Professional Participant of the Securities Market Keeping the Register of Holders of Securities

Specifies the above particulars.

Order of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, Ministry of the Industry and Power Supplies of the Russian Federation and the Federal Customs Service No. 828/1227/1744 of August 30, 2012 on the Amendments to Order of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of the Industry and Power Supplies, Ministry of Economic Development No. 496/192/134 of June 23, 2005

Amendments to the regulation on transport vehicle certificates and vehicle chassis certificates.

Order of the Federal Tax Service No. MMV-7-2/520@ of July 25, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Procedure for Submission to Banks (Operators of Transfer of Monetary Resources) of Documents Used by Tax Bodies When Implementing Their Powers in Relations Regulated by the Legislation on Taxes and Fees and a Procedure for Banks (Operators of Transfer of Monetary Resources) to Present Information to Requests of Tax Bodies in the Electronic Form over Telecommunication Channels

A procedure for banks to present to tax bodies excerpts for operations on accounts.

Order of the Federal Tax Service No. MMV-7-13/524@ of July 27, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Form of the Notification of Controlled Transactions, Its Filling Procedure, As Well As the Format for Submission of the Notification of Controlled Transactions in the Electronic Form and a Procedure for Taxpayer to Submit the Notification of Controlled Transactions

Specifies the above particulars.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 99n of July 2, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Administrative Regulation of the Federal Tax Service on the Provided State Service of Informing Free of Charge (Including the Written Form) of Taxpayers, Payers of Fees and Tax Agents of the Actual Taxes and Fees, Legislation on Taxes and Fees and the Normative Legal Acts Adopted in Pursuance of It, Procedure for Calculation and Transfer of Taxes and Fees, Rights and Duties of Taxpayers, Payers of Fees and Tax Agents, the Powers of Tax Bodies and Their Officials, As Well As Acceptance of Tax Declarations (Estimates)

Specifies the above procedures.

Explanations of the Federal Service for Supervision over Communication, Information Technologies and Mass Communication Infrastructure of September 5, 2012

Personal information on debtors can be distributed by the bailiff service only in the case of a forced collection of debts through court ruling.

Order of the Federal Service for Supervision over Protection of Consumer Rights and Human Well-Being No. 764 of July 16, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Administrative Regulation for the Federal Service for Supervision over Protection of Consumer Rights and Human Well-Being on the Execution of the State Function of Checking of Activities of Legal Entities, Individual Entrepreneurs and Citizens Fulfilling the Requirements of the Sanitary Legislation, Legislation of the Russian Federation in the Area of Protection of Consumer Rights, Rules of Sale of Individual Types of Goods

The visit of the employee of the above service may occur unexpectedly.

Letter of the Federal Tax Service No. YeD-4-3/14590@ of September 3, 2012 on the Tax on Extraction of Mineral Resources

Specifies the rate of export customs duty for raw oil.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 889 of September 6, 2012 on the Shutting Down for Repair and Removal from Operations of Sources of Heat Supplies and Heat-Supply Networks

Removal from operation is permitted only after obtaining consumer consent.

Letter of the Department of the Tax and Customs Tariff Policy of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 03-04-06/6-180 of June 27, 2012

Business trips: taxi costs are exempted from the incomes tax from natural persons.

Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 1276 of September 10, 2012 on the Assessment of Efficiency of Work of the Heads of the Federal Bodies of Executive Power and Higher Officials (Heads of the Higher Executive Bodies of State Power) of the Subjects of the Russian Federation Creating Favourable Conditions for Entrepreneurial Activities

Specifies the figures in the above cases.

Direction of the Bank of Russia No. 2865-U of August 15, 2012 on the Amendments to Instruction of the Bank of Russia No. 131-I of December 4, 2007 on the Procedure for Detection, Temporary Storage, Revocation and Destruction of Monetary Units Showing Radioactive Contamination

Refines the above procedure.

Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 1285 of September 11, 2012 on the Measures of Protection of Interests of the Russian Federation in the Cases of Foreign Economic Activities of Russian Legal Entities

Particulars of work of strategic companies and their branches in the cases of contacts with foreign authorities and international organisations.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 891 of September 7, 2012 on the Procedure of Registration of Citizens for the Purpose of Finding of Suitable Jobs, Registration of the Unemployed and the Requirements to the Search of Suitable Jobs

The jobs considered to be suitable of the unemployed.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 904 of September 10, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Rules of Forming of the List of Medical Organisations Rendering Hi-Tech Medical Aid at the Expense of Budget Allocations Envisaged in the Federal Budget for the Ministry of Public Health of the Russian Federation

Specifies the above procedure.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 890 of September 6, 2012 on the Measures of Improvement of Electronic Document Turnovers in the Bodies of State Power

Specifies the above measures.

Order of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation No. 893 of August 16, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Procedure for Placing the Information Product Sign and/or the Text Warning of Restrictions of Its Dissemination among Children before the Beginning of the Film Demonstration in the Cases of Cinema and Video Services

Specifies the above procedure.

Order of the Federal Service for Regulation of the Alcohol Market No. 252 of September 6, 2012 on the Format for the Bodies of Executive Power of the Subjects of the Russian Federation to Submit in the Electronic Form Information on the Issued, Suspended and Revoked Licenses for Retail Sale of Alcoholic Products for Its Entry in the Summary State Register of Issued, Suspended and Revoked Licenses for Production and Circulation of Ethyl Alcohol, Alcoholic and Alcohol-Containing Products

Specifies the above format.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 908 of September 10, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Regulation on the Placing of Information of Purchase on the Official Site

A procedure for state companies and natural monopolists to place in the Internet information of purchase.

Order of the Federal Tax Service No. MMV-7-2/518@ of July 25, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Procedure for the Tax Body to Send Requests to the Bank (Operator of Money Transfers) of the Presence of Accounts (Special Bank Accounts) in the Bank and/or Residues of Monetary Resources on the Accounts (Special Bank Accounts), Presented Excerpts for Operations on the Accounts (Special Bank Accounts), Certificates of Residues of Electronic Money and Transfers of Electronic Money of Organisations (Individual Entrepreneurs, Private Notaries, Lawyers Having Founded Lawyer Cabinets) on Paper, As Well As the Forms of Appropriate Requests

Introduces new forms of requests of tax bodies.

Order of the Federal Service for Financial Markets No. 12-32/nz-n of May 24, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Regulation on the Internal Control of a Professional Participant of the Securities Market

New rules of internal control.

Information of the Bank of Russia of September 13, 2012

Increases the rate of refinancing of the Central Bank of Russia.

Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 1289 of September 14, 2012 on the Implementation of the State Program of Assistance of Voluntary Resettlement to the Russian Federation of Compatriots Living Abroad

Adjusts the above program.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 921 of September 13, 2012 on the Cost of Living in Per Capita Figures and for the Main Socio-Demographic Groups of Population for the Whole of the Russian Federation for the II Quarter of 2012

The figures makes Rbl 6,385 for the II quarter.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 909 of September 10, 2012 on the Official Site of the Russian Federation in the Information and Telecommunicate Network Internet for Information on Tenders and on the Amendments to Certain Acts of the Government of the Russian Federation

The site is www.torgi.gov.ru.

Letter of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 02-03-10/3604 of September 10, 2012

Cash operations for organisations having accounts in the regional or municipal financial bodies.

Letter of the Federal Service for Regulation of the Alcohol Market No. 19219/15-03 of September 14, 2012

No need to submit on paper the declaration of the volume of retail sales of alcoholic and alcohol-containing products, if it was presented in the electronic form.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 923 of September 13, 2012 on the Endorsement of the List of Strategic Goods and Resources for the Purposes of Article 226.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation

Specifies the list of goods implying criminal responsibility in the cases of smuggling.

Letter of the Federal Tax Service No. AS-4-3/15360@ of September 14, 2012 on the Information Necessary for Calculation of the Tax on Extraction of Mineral Resources for Oil for August 2012

Increases the rate of the above tax in August 2012.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 943 of September 18, 2012 on the Particulars of Making of Products Issued in Circulation for the First Time, Including the Use of the Market Circulation Mark or the Conformity Mark, and on the Procedure for Informing the Buyer, Including the Consumer, of the Possible Hazards of Such Products and Factors Affecting Them

Specifies the above particulars.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 942 of September 18, 2012 on the Procedure for Declaring Compliance of Products Issued in Circulation for the First Time

Specifies the above procedure.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 932 of September 17, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Rules of Forming of the Plan of Purchase of Goods (Works, Services) and the Requirements to the Form of Such Plan

Specifies a procedure of forming of the plan of purchase of goods (works, services) for the needs of state companies, subjects of natural monopolies.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 925 of September 14, 2012 on the Licensing of Development, Production, Testing, Storage, Sale and Utilisation of Ammunition (Including the Cartridges for Civil and Service Arms and Component Part of Cartridges), Class IV and V Pyrotechnical Items in Compliance with the National Standard, Use of Class IV and V Pyrotechnical Items in Accordance with the Technical Regulation

New rules of licensing.

Direction of the Bank of Russia No. 2878-U of September 13, 2012 on the Amount of Interest Rate for the Overnight Credit of the Bank of Russia

Increases the above rate.

Direction of the Bank of Russia No. 2877-U of September 13, 2012 on the Amount of Interest Rate for the Credits Secured with Gold

Increases the above rates.

Direction of the Bank of Russia No. 2876-U of September 13, 2012 on the Amount of Interest Rate for the Credits Secured with Assets or Guarantees

Increases the above rates.

Direction of the Bank of Russia No. 2875-U of September 13, 2012 on the Amount of Interest Rates for the Lombard Credits of the Bank of Russia

Increases the above rates.

Direction of the Bank of Russia No. 2874-U of September 13, 2012 on the Amount of Interest Rates for the Deposit Operations of the Bank of Russia

Increases the above rates.

Direction of the Bank of Russia No. 2873-U of September 13, 2012 on the Amount of the Rate of Refinancing of the Bank of Russia

The rate of refinancing increased by 0.25 percentage points.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 928 of September 14, 2012 on the Basic State Information Services

Specifies the basic information resources for the purpose of providing state or municipal services.

Order of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation No. 285 of July 31, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Requirements to the Means of Navigation Using GLONASS or GLONASS/GPS Signals and Intended for Obligatory Installation on Transport Vehicles of Category M for Commercial Passenger Transportation and Category N for Transportation of Hazardous Cargo

Specifies the above requirements.

Letter of the Federal Tax Service No. AS-4-3/15293@ of September 13, 2012 on the Issue of Collection of Tax on Incomes of Natural Persons from Severance Pay in the Cases of Dismissal by Agreement of Parties

The tax is increased if severance pay exceeds three monthly earnings.

Resolution of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission No. 158 of September 18, 2012 on the Amendments to Sections 1.1 and 2.1 of the Joint List of Goods Subject to Prohibitions or Restrictions in the Cases of Import or Export by the Member-States of the Customs Union in the Framework of the Eurasian Economic Community in Trade with Third Countries

The list is extended to include a number of ozone-depleting substances.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 94n of June 29, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Administrative Regulation of the Federal Tax Service on the Provided State Service of Registration of Cash Registers Used by Organisations and Individual Entrepreneurs in Compliance with the Legislation of the Russian Federation

Endorses a new such regulation.

Resolution of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission No. 81 of September 14, 2012 on the Amendments to the Joint Commodity Nomenclature of Foreign Economic Activities of the Customs Union and the Joint Customs Tariff of the Customs Union for Individual Goods

Reduces the rates of import duties for a number of components for production of civil airplanes.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 954 of September 22, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Rates of Export Customs Duties for Raw Oil and Individual Categories of Goods of Oil Exported Outside the Territory of the Russian Federation and the Territories of the Member- States of the Customs Union Agreements

Increases the above rates from October 1.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 952 of September 20, 2012 on the Amendments to the Targeted Federal Program "Social and Economic Development of the Kuril Islands (Sakhalin Province) for the Years 2007-2015"

Refines the program target figures.

Order of the Ministry of the Antimonopoly Service No. 490 of July 20, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Administrative Regulation of the Federal Antimonopoly Service on the Execution of the State Function of Control of Actions Involving or Pertaining to Subjects of Natural Monopolies That May Result in Derogation of Interests of Consumers of Goods Subject to Regulation or Blocking of Economically Justified Transfer of the Appropriate Commodity Market from Natural Monopoly to Competition

Specifies the above procedure.

Letter of the Federal Tax Service No. YeD-4-3/15572@ of September 19, 2012 on the Observance of the Terms of Subitem 3 of Item 3 of Article 25.2 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation by Participants of a Consolidated Group of Taxpayers

Net assets of organisation participating in a contract of creation of a consolidated group of taxpayers must be higher than its registered (shared) capital.

Letter of the Government of the Russian Federation No. AD-P13-4450 of August 2, 2012

A procedure for public discussion of the price of major state contracts.

Order of the Ministry of the Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation No. 750 of June 7, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Administrative Regulation of the Ministry of the Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation on the Provided State Service of Issuance of Document Confirming the Length of Production Cycle for the Goods (Works, Services)

Confirmation of the length of production cycle for the purpose of collection of the value added tax.

Order of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation No. 209 of July 9, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Administrative Regulation of the Federal Highway Agency on the Provided State Service of Accreditation of Legal Entities for the Purpose of Assessment of Vulnerability of Objects of Transport Infrastructure and Transport Vehicles in the Specified Area of Activities

Endorses the above regulation.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 970 of September 25, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Regulation on the State Control over Circulation of Medical Items

Specifies the above procedure.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 965 of September 24, 2012 on the Licensing of Activities of Production and Sale of Printed Products Protected against Forgery

Updates the above licensing procedure.

Order of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation and the Federal Treasury No. 508/14n of August 10, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Procedure for Registration of Users on the Official Site of the Russian Federation in the Internet for Information on Orders for Supplies of Goods, Carrying out Works, Rendering Services (<a href="http://www.zakupki.gov.ru">www.zakupki.gov.ru</a>)

Introduces new such rules.

Direction of the Bank of Russia No. 2868-U of August 28, 2012 on the Amendments to Instruction of the Bank of Russia No. 28-I of September 14, 2006 on the Opening and Closing of Bank Accounts, Accounts for Deposits

Adjusts the above instruction.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 109n of July 27, 2012 on the Accounting (Financial) Reports of Insurers

Endorses new such forms.

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