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Monitoring of the Federal Legislation dated 30.11.2012

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 115n of August 21, 2012 on the Amendments to the List of States and Territories Granting a Beneficial Regime of Taxation without Disclosing Information on the Carried out Financial Operations (Off-Shore Zones) Endorsed by Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 108n of November 13, 2007

Adjusts the above list.

Order of the Federal Tax Service No. MMV-7-6/801@ of October 25, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Formats for Submission of Accounting (Financial) Reports of Insurers in Electronic Form

Specifies the above formats.

Letter of the Federal Antimonopoly Service No. AK/35008 of October 26, 2012 on the Tenders for Contracts for Installation and Operation of Advertising Constructions

Introduces tenders for the above cases.

Letter of the Federal Tax Service No. YeD-4-3/17692@ of October 18, 2012 on the Information Necessary for Calculation of the Tax on Extraction of Mineral Resources for Oil for September 2012

Reduces the above rate.

Resolution of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission No. 202 of October 30, 2012 on the Use of Methods of Determination of the Customs Cost of Goods from the Cost of Transaction with Identical Goods (Method 2) and the Cost of Transaction with Similar Goods (Method 3)

Specifies the above procedure.

Direction of the Bank of Russia No. 2891-U of September 28, 2012 on the Amendments to Instruction of the Bank of Russia No. 105-I of August 25, 2003 on the Procedure for Authorised Representatives of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation to Check Credit Organisations (Their Branches)

Adjusts the above instruction.

Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation No. 13268 of July 30, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Administrative Regulation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the Provided State Service of Registration of Organisations Sending Citizens of the Russian Federation Abroad

Specifies the above procedures.

Letter of the Bank of Russia No. 146-T of October 24, 2012 on the Information Indicated in Money Transfer Orders in the Cases of Transfer of Monetary Resources As Donations to Electoral Funds, Recall Voting Funds, Referendum Funds, Accounts of Political Parties and Their Regional Divisions

Provides new explanations.

Order of the Federal Tax Service No. MMV-7-6/814@ of October 29, 2012 on the Prolongation of Experimental Use of the Software Permitting to Form Application for Registration of the Natural Person As an Individual Entrepreneur in the Interactive Mode Through the Internet, Including the use of Mobile Devices, in Compliance with Order of the Federal Tax Service No. MMV-7-6/629@ of September 17, 2012

Prolongs the use of the above software till November 30, 2012.

Letter of the Federal Service for Supervision over Protection of Consumer Rights and Human Well-Being No. 01-09/2503 of October 23, 2012 on the Memo Message

Railroad passengers must get a reminder of their rights.

Letter of the Federal Tax Service No. YeD-3-3/3607@ of October 5, 2012

Recommendations on organisation of accounting work in the company.

Decision of the Plenum of the Higher Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation No. 58 of October 8, 2012 on Certain Issues of the Practice of Application of the Federal Law on Advertising by Arbitration Courts

Specifies information qualified as advertising.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1119 of November 1, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Requirements to Protection of Personal Information in the Case of Its Processing in Information Systems of Personal Information

New requirements to protection of personal information.

Letter of the Federal Tax Service No. YeD-4-3/18419@ of October 31, 2012 on the Procedure for Recalculation of the Cost of a Patent

A patent system of taxation is introduced from January 1, 2013.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1137 of November 3, 2012 on the Demand for Foreign Workforce in the Russian Federation and Endorsement of Appropriate Quotas for the Year 2013

Specifies the above figures.

Order of the Federal Tax Service No. MMV-7-2/511@ of July 23, 2012 on the Amendments to Orders of the Federal Tax Service No. MM-3-06/106@ of March 6, 2007, No. -3-06/338@ of May 31, 2007 and No. SAE-3-06/892@ of December 25, 2006

Adjusts the forms of documents used by tax bodies.

Order of the Ministry of Communication and Mass Communication Infrastructure of the Russian Federation No. 230 of September 27, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Procedure for Supplying Information Products Distributed over the Radio with a Message of Restriction for Children in the Beginning of the Broadcast

Radio broadcasts must be accompanied by information specifying the age of listeners.

Resolution of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission No. 206 of November 6, 2012 on the Amendments to Resolution of the Commission of the Customs Union No. 299 of May 28, 2010

Amendments to the procedure of application of sanitary measures in the Customs Union.

Order of the Federal Tax Service No. MMV-7-3/829@ of November 2, 2012

New forms of documents in the cases of application of the simplified system of taxation.

Order of the Federal Tax Service No. MMV-7-2/519@ of July 25, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Procedure for Banks (Operators of Money Transfers) to Provide Information on the Presence of Accounts (Special Bank Accounts) in the Bank and/or Residues of Monetary Resources on Accounts (Special Bank Accounts), Operations on Accounts (Special Bank Accounts), Residues of Electronic Monetary Recourses and Transfers of Electronic Monetary Resources to Requests of Tax Bodies on Paper, As Well As Related Forms of Certificates and the Excerpt

Specifies the above documents.

Order of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation No. 322 of August 21, 2012 on the Forms of Electronic Travel Documents (Tickets) on the Railroad Transport

Electronic tickets are available also for suburban trains.

Order of the Federal Service for Tariff Rates No. 231-e/4 of October 9, 2012 on the Maximum Levels of Tariff Rates for Thermal Energy Supplied by Heat-Supply Organisations to Consumers on the Average for the Subjects of the Russian Federation for the Year 2013

The rates in 2013 will not be increased.

Order of the Federal Service for Tariff Rates No. 250-e/2 of October 25, 2012 on the Limiting Indices of the Maximum Permitted Change of Available Tariff Rates for the Goods and Services of Organisations of the Communal Complex Rendering Services in the Area of Water Supplies, Water Disposal and Purification of Waste Water Taking into Account the Mark-Ups to Tariff Rates for the Goods and Services of Organisations of the Communal Complex Rendering Services in the Area of Water Supplies, Water Disposal and Purification of Waste Water on the Average for the Subjects of the Russian Federation for the Year 2013

Specifies the above figures.

Order of the Federal Service for Financial Markets No. 12-76/pz-n of August 28, 2012 on the Endorsement of the List of Information Included in Insider Information of the Federal Service for Financial Markets

Specifies the list of insider information of the Federal Service for Financial Markets of Russia to be placed on the agency official site.

Letter of the Federal Service for Labour and Employment No. 1286-6-1 of October 1, 2012 on the Notion of Calculation Arithmetic Error

Interpretation of the notion of arithmetic error in labour legislation.

Information of the Bank of Russia of November 9, 2012 on the Rate of Refinancing and the Interest Rates for Operations of the Bank of Russia

The rate of refinancing and the interest rates for operations of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation are not changed.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1149 of November 8, 2012 on the Amendments to the Fundamentals of Price Forming in the Area of Activities of Organisations of the Communal Complex

Introduces tariff rates for the vented and unvented water supply systems.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1144 of November 8, 2012 on the Amendments to the List of Technological Equipment (Including Component and Spare Parts for It) That Is Not Produced in the Russian Federation and Exempted from the Value Added Tax in the Cases of Import to the Territory of the Russian Federation

Adjusts the above list.

Order of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 2071-r of November 8, 2012

Endorses a concept of development of rural territories for the years 2014-2017 and until 2020.

Federal Law No. 201-FZ of November 12, 2012 on the Ratification of the Protocol on the Amendments to the Agreement on the Use of Special Safeguard, Antidumping and Countervailing Measures in Relation to Third Countries of January 25, 2008

Ratifies the above amendments.

Federal Law No. 198-FZ of November 12, 2012 on the Ratification of the Agreement on the Fundamentals of Relations between the Russian Federation and the Republic of El Salvador

The first international treaty between the two countries.

Federal Law No. 196-FZ of November 12, 2012 on the Ratification of the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine on Cooperation in Joint Control of Persons, Transport Vehicles and Goods at the Russian-Ukrainian State Border

Ratifies the above agreement.

Federal Law No. 193-FZ of November 12, 2012 on the Amendments to Articles 3.5 and 14.16 of the Code of Administrative Violations of the Russian Federation

The fines for the sale of alcohol to the underage is increased several times.

Federal Law No. 191-FZ of November 12, 2012 on the Amendments to the Code of Administrative Violations of the Russian Federation and Individual Legislative Act of the Russian Federation

Introduces fines for the failure to submit or submission of incorrect information on demonstrated films.

Federal Law No. 189-FZ of November 12, 2012 on the Amendments to the Budget Code of the Russian Federation and Invalidation of Individual Provisions of Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation

Introduces a 5-year period of limitation for monetary obligations to the federal budget.

Federal Law No. 188-FZ of November 12, 2012 on the Amendments to Article 261 of the Labour Code of the Russian Federation

The sole breadwinner fathers cannot be dismissed from work.

Federal Law No. 185-FZ of November 12, 2012 on the Amendments to Article 13.1 of the Federal Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Citizens in the Russian Federation and Article 27.2 of the Law of the Russian Federation on Education

Migrant workers will have to prove the knowledge of the Russian language.

Federal Law No. 180-FZ of November 12, 2012 on the Amendments to the Federal Law on Non-State Pension Funds

Regulates relations in the cases of reorganisation of non-state pension funds.

Resolution of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission No. 217 of November 13, 2012 on the Lists of Goods Covered by Tariff Quotas, As Well As the Volumes of Tariff Quotas in the Cases of Import of Such Goods to the Territories of the Member-States of the Customs Union

Adjusts the above lists.

Resolution of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission No. 215 of November 13, 2012 on the Rates of Import Customs Duties of the Joint Customs Tariff of the Customs Union for Individual Types of Crustaceans and Finished Products of Them

Reduces the customs duty for certain types of shrimps.

Resolution of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission No. 213 of November 13, 2012 on the Amendments to the Instruction on the Procedure of Filling of the Declaration for the Goods

Adjusts the above procedure for the goods exported from the customs territory.

Regulation of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation No. 387-P of September 28, 2012

Updates the procedure for calculation of the market risk for a credit organisation.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1162 of November 13, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Regulation on the Federal State Control (Supervision) over Migration

Specifies the above procedure.

Order of the Ministry of Public Health of the Russian Federation and the Federal Service for Tariff Rates No. 400n/663-a of October 8, 2012 on the Amendments to the Method for Producers of Medicines to Fix the Limiting Release Prices for Medicines Included in the List of Vital and Most Important Preparations Endorsed by Order of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation and the Federal Service for Tariff Rates No. 961n/527-a of November 3, 2010

Adjusts the above method.

Letter of the Federal Tax Service No. BS-4-11/19074@ of November 13, 2012 on the Tax Declaration for the Transport Tax

A correct calculation of amount of exemptions.

Letter of the Bank of Russia No. 154-I of November 13, 2012 on the Deposit and Credit Operations Carried out by Central Bank of the Russian Federation on December 29, 2012

The Bank of Russia suspends the deposit and credit operations during the New Year vacation.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1172 of November 16, 2012 on the Powers of the Federal Bodies of Executive Power in the Area of State Support of Innovative Activities

Specifies the list of the federal bodies of executive power in charge of the state support of innovative activities.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1164 of November 15, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Rules of Calculation of the Amount of Insurance Indemnity in the Cases of Damage to Health of a Victim

The damage to health of a passenger will be reimbursed from the carrier insurance.

Order of the Federal Service for Supervision over Communication, Information Technologies and Mass Communication Infrastructure No. 824 of August 24, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Procedure of Accreditation of Experts and Expert Organisations for the Right of Expert Evaluation of Information Products

Specifies the above procedure.

Order of the Federal Service for Regulation of the Alcohol Market No. 245 of September 3, 2012 on the Form of License for Production and Circulation of Ethyl Alcohol, Alcoholic and Alcohol-Containing Products

Introduces a new form of license.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1198 of November 20, 2012 on the Federal State Information System Permitting a Pre-Trial (Out-of-Court) Appealing against Decisions and Actions (Failure to Act) Occurring in the Cases of Provided State and Municipal Services

Creates the above system.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1197 of November 19, 2012 on Certain Issues of Issuance of the Universal Electronic Card

Permits the use of imported chips until January 1, 2014.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1193 of November 19, 2012 on the Endorsement of the List of Violations of the Legislation in the Area of Environmental Protection Creating Hazards to the Environment for the Purposes of State Ecological Supervision

Specifies the above violations.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1178 of November 19, 2012 on the Amendment to the List of Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and Their Precursors Controlled in the Russian Federation

Specifies the derivates of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1170 of November 15, 2012 on the Endorsement of the Regulation on the Federal State Supervision in the Area of Industrial Safety

Specifies the above procedures.

Order of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 2127-r of November 19, 2012

Specifies the quotas for permissions for temporary stay in the Russian Federation for foreigners and stateless persons.

Order of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation No. 707 of October 31, 2012 on the Deflator Coefficient for the Year 2013

The K1 figure for the uniform imputed-income tax will make 1.569 in the next year.

Direction of the Bank of Russia No. 2906-U of November 1, 2012 on the Amendments to Appendix 8 to the Regulation of the Bank of Russia No. 321-P of August 29, 2008 on the Procedure for Credit Organisations to Submit to the Authorised Body Information Specified in the Federal Law on the Countermeasures against Legalisation (Laundering) of Incomes Obtained in a Criminal Way and Financing of Terrorism

Extends the list of operations reported by credit organisations

Information Letter of the Federal Tax Service of November 20, 2012 on the Information Necessary for Calculation of the Tax on Extraction of Mineral Resources for Oil for October 2012

Reduces the rate of the above tax for oil.

Decision of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation No. GKPI12-1250 of October 16, 2012

Examines the norms permitting to revoke (refuse to prolong) an employment permission for a foreign specialist.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1183 of November 19, 2012 on the Amendments to the Federal Targeted Program "New Generation Nuclear Power Technologies for the Period of 2010-2015 and Until 2020"

Adjusts the above program.

Direction of the Bank of Russia and the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 2885-U/128n of September 27, 2012 on the Amendments to Regulation of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 298-P/173n of December 13, 2006 on the Particulars of Cash Services for the Territories Bodies of the Federal Treasury

The regulation applies now to financial bodies of territories.

Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 1522 of November 13, 2012 on the creation of the complex system of warning of population of the danger of or occurring emergence situations

Order of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation No. 682 of October 16, 2012 on the endorsement of the Criteria of accreditation of the bodies of certification and testing laboratories (centres) and the requirements to them

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1201 of November 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

Resolution of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission No. 92 of November 23, 2012 on the amendments to the list of goods and rates where the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of Kazakhstan apply the rates of import customs duties other than those of the Joint Customs Tariff of the Customs Union endorsed by Resolution of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission No. 55 of July 16, 2012

Resolution of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission No. 90 of November 23, 2012 on the rates of import customs duties of the Joint Customs Tariff of the Customs Union for individual types of embroidery of chemical filaments and knitwork

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1207 of November 22, 2012 on the control over foreign-trade barter transactions and their registration

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1206 of November 22, 2012 on the customs declaring of foreign goods imported to the territory of the special economic port zone from the territory of the state other than a member of the Customs Union and placed under the customs procedure of a free customs zone

Order of the Federal Service for Financial Markets No. 12-84/pz-n of October 4, 2012 on the endorsement of the qualification requirements and requirements to the professional experience of persons specified in Part 2 of Article 6 of Federal Law No. 7-FZ of February 7, 2011 on the clearing and clearing activities, Part 2 of Article 6 of Federal Law No. 325-FZ of November 21, 2011 on organised tenders

Order of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation No. 264 of July 25, 2012 on the endorsement of the Administrative Regulation of the Federal Agency of the Railroad Transport on the provided state service of adoption of decisions on temporary suspension of loading and transportation of cargo and luggage in certain directions because of the circumstances having occurred with the carrier or in the course of use of the infrastructure of the public-use railroad transport preventing transportation, while notifying of it immediately according to the available procedure the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Russian Federation, related carriers and owners of the infrastructure of the public-use railroad transport

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 127n of September 18, 2012 on the amendments to Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 26n of March 3, 2011 procedure for keeping the State Register of Microfinancial Organisations

Direction of the Bank of Russia No. 2880-U of September 19, 2012 on the amendments to Direction of the Bank of Russia No. 2060-U of August 27, 2008 on the cash services for credit organisations and other legal entities in institutions of the Bank of Russia

Order of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation No. 571 of October 31, 2012 on the endorsement of the total permissible catch of aquatic biological resources in internal sea waters of the Russian Federation, as well as the territorial sea of the Russian Federation, on the continental shelf of the Russian Federation and in the exclusive economic zone of the Russian Federation, the Azov and Caspian Seas for the year 2013

Resolution of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission No. 102 of November 23, on the amendments to the joint List of products subject to obligatory requirements in the framework of the Customs Union

Resolution of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission No. 99 of November 23, 2012 on the Procedure for processing the cases of violation of rules of competition

Resolution of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission No. 98 of November 23, 2012 on the Procedure for investigation of violations of rules of competition

Resolution of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission No. 97 of November 23, 2012 on the Procedure for processing applications (materials) on violation of rules of competition

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1209 of November 22, 2012 on the amendments to the Rules of technological connection to electric networks of energy receiving devices of consumers of electric energy, energy generating objects, as well as objects of electric networks owned by network organisations and other parties

Order of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation No. 206 of November 12, 2012 on the endorsement of the forms and deadlines for submission of documents in the cases of lawyer participation in activities of the state system of free legal aid in the Russian Federation

Direction of the Bank of Russia No. 2862-U of August 10, 2012 on the amendments to Regulation of the Bank of Russia No. 266-P of December 24, 2004 on the issue of bank cards and operations committed using pay cards permits the issue of debit and pre-paid cards for non-bank credit organisations

Main directions of the uniform state monetary and crediting policy for the year 2013 and the period of 2014 and 2015 (approved by the Board of Directors of the Bank of Russia on November 1, 2012)

Federal Law No. 207-FZ of November 29, 2012 on the amendments to the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation and individual legislative acts of the Russian Federation cases of fraudulence in business can only be initiated in the presence of victim application

Federal Law No. 206-FZ of November 29, 2012 on the amendments to Chapters 21 and 25 of Part 2 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation and Article 2 of the Federal Law on the amendments to Parts 1 and 2 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation and individual legislative acts of the Russian Federation the amendments pertain to the value added tax and the tax on profits

Federal Law No. 205-FZ of November 29, 2012 on the amendments to Part 2 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation the court may grant an exemption from state duty

Federal Law No. 204-FZ of November 29, 2012 on the amendments to Chapter 26 of Part 2 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation tax rates for natural gas and gas condensate

Federal Law No. 203-FZ of November 29, 2012 on the amendments to Articles 181 and 193 of Part 2 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation the rates of excise duties for the years 2013-2015

Federal Law No. 202-FZ of November 29, 2012 on the amendments to Part 2 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation land plots allocated for defence, security and customs needs are subject to the land tax

Order of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation No. 166 of June 13, 2012 on the endorsement of the Administrative Regulation of the Federal Agency of the Sea and River Transport on the provided state service of organisation of reception of citizens, timely and complete processing of oral and written applications of citizens, adoption of decisions on them and sending replies to applicants within the deadlines specified in the legislation of the Russian Federation

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