FEDERAL TAX SERVICE STOPS ALL PROCEEDINGS ON ORDERS ON NON-REPATRIATION OF CURRENCY UNDER FOREIGN TRADE EXPORT CONTRACTS
The Federal Tax Service orders to terminate execution and recall all current proceedings on orders issued by tax authorities and not executed before July 1, 2021 on administrative penalties for the following:
1) for non-repatriation of currency under foreign trade export contracts, in respect of which the requirement for repatriation has been cancelled;
2) for crediting currency under such agreements to residents' accounts in foreign banks.
THE DURATION OF LABORATORY TESTS ON COVID-19 IS PROPOSED TO BE HALVED
It is planned to establish that no more than 24 hours should pass from the moment the material for research on COVID-19 is received by the laboratory and until its result is received by the relevant citizen. Now it takes 48 hours.
PARENTS CAN PROHIBIT THE CHILD'S TRAVEL ABROAD FOR A CERTAIN PERIOD OR TO CERTAIN COUNTRIES
In accordance with the new procedure of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the legal representative (parent, adoptive parent, guardian, trustee) may establish a general ban on the child's departure from Russia. Also, a parent may prohibit travel for a certain period and (or) to certain countries.
It is possible to revoke a statement of disagreement to leave.
DATA ON DANGEROUS INFECTIOUS DISEASES ABROAD AND ON EPIDEMIOLOGICALLY UNFAVOURABLE COUNTRIES CAN BE FOUND ON THE ROSZDRAVNADZOR’S WEBSITE
Information on outbreaks of infectious diseases is posted on the website of the World Health Organisation. In the event of a worsening of the epidemiological situation, the Federal Service for the Oversight of Consumer Protection and Welfare (Roszdravnadzor) regularly posts data on its website on dangerous infectious diseases abroad and on countries in which epidemiological problems in infectious diseases have been noted.
THE FEDERAL TAX SERVICE HAS PUBLISHED NEW OPEN COMPANY DATA FOR 2020
The website of the Federal Tax Service contains a set of open data for 2020 - information on the income and expenses of organisations according to accounting statements.
The Tax Code of the Russian Federation provides for the placement of a number of information on the organisation that is not recognized as a tax secret.
NEW RULES FOR DISCLOSING INFORMATION BY SECURITIES ISSUERS CAME INTO FORCE ON OCTOBER 1, 2021
According to the new rules, the composition and structure of information in the securities prospectus and the issuer's report are close to international standards. The most important information, including operational and financial indicators, information about key counterparties, will be disclosed on a consolidated basis for the issuer's group.
EVEN MORE FOREIGNERS WILL BE ABLE TO VISIT RUSSIA
The Government of the Russian Federation lifted restrictions imposed due to the pandemic on entry to Russia for citizens of eight more countries - Andorra, Denmark, Djibouti, Colombia, Kuwait, New Zealand, Peru and the Republic of South Africa. Citizens of these states, as well as persons entitled to permanent residence in these countries, can enter Russia from these states through air checkpoints.
TWO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ADDED TO THE LIST OF PROGRAMS FOR MANDATORY PRE-INSTALLATION ON COMPUTERS IN 2022
The Yandex search engine is approved as a search engine that is used on technically complex products without additional settings (enabled by factory default).
Yandex.Browser and Kaspersky Internet Security antivirus software are also additionally included (the latter is only for computers with the Windows operating system).
YANDEX SEARCH ENGINE WILL BE USED BY DEFAULT IN SMARTPHONES, TABLETS, COMPUTERS AND TV SETS BEING SOLD
The Government of the Russian Federation has clarified the list of programs that must be pre-installed in 2022 on smartphones, tablets and desktop computers, TV sets with a digital control unit. These are not only domestic programs, but also software from other EAEU countries.
The Yandex search engine should be used without additional settings (enabled by factory default).
The list of programs preinstalled on desktop computers additionally includes Yandex.Browser and the anti-virus program Kaspersky Internet Security (on computers with Windows OS).
THE RULES FOR MAINTAINING A UNIFIED REGISTER OF LICENCES HAVE BEEN APPROVED
In connection with the amendments made to the Law on licensing as part of the reform of the legislation on state control, the Government of the Russian Federation approved the Rules for the formation and maintenance of a unified register of licences. This register is created for the purpose of providing information to the organisation and carrying out licensing. The register will be formed on the basis of information provided by the licensing authorities, and the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation will become its operator.
The register will contain detailed information on the licensed activities, a list of documents required to assess the compliance of the licence applicant (licensee) with the licence requirements; information on the types of control in relation to the licensed activity.
Publicly available registry information will be posted on its official website.
SUPPORTING SYSTEM FOR CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP WILL BE FORMED IN RUSSIA
The goals, objectives, priorities, principles, directions and mechanisms of state support for creative industries in Russia for the period until 2030 have been determined.
This system will include the following: folk arts and crafts, theatre, music, cinema, animation, painting, galleries, museums, food industry, computer and video games, blogging, advertising, architecture, industrial design, fashion industry, etc.
APPLICATIONS FOR SUBSIDIES FOR EMPLOYMENT MAY BE FILED UNTIL DECEMBER 15, 2021
The RF Government has expanded the subsidy program for employers. They will be able to apply for subsidies in the following cases:
- when hiring unemployed citizens registered with employment services as of August 1, 2021;
- when citizens are employed, regardless of the date of their registration with the employment service, not only graduates of universities and colleges of the last year, but also disabled people, persons released from penitentiary institutions, single parents and parents in multi-member families raising minor children or disabled children.
METHODOLOGICAL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR VACCINATION AGAINST COVID-19 ARE ADJUSTED
The following significant clarifications are to be noted:
- Sputnik-Light vaccine may also be used for patients 60+ (like Sputnik V and EpiVacKorona);
- Gam-Covid-Vac-Lyo is not recommended for 60+ patients and pregnant women; and CoviVaC - for 60+ patients;
- if you would like to checking immunity for COVID after vaccination, you need to check IgG indice.
THE NUMBER OF INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS WILL INCREASE
From October 5, 2021, regular flights will resume on certain routes with Djibouti, India, Spain, Kyrgyzstan, New Zealand, UAE, Peru, Uzbekistan, South Africa, Japan, Denmark.
The ban on flights to Tanzania has been extended until November 1, 2021.
SINCE SEPTEMBER 21, 2021, AIR TRAFFIC WITH IRAQ, SPAIN, SLOVAKIA AND KENYA HAS BEEN RESUMED
It is reported about the resumption of regular flights with the following states on a mutual basis from September 21, 2021: Iraq, Spain, Kenya and Slovakia.
Also, from this date, the number of regular flights with Egypt, Hungary, Kazakhstan and Qatar will be increased. In addition, flights to Turkey and Egypt from the international airports of Pskov, Magadan, Murmansk and Chita will resume.
THE GOVERNMENT DECIDED TO POSTPONE THE WEEKEND IN 2022
Russians working on a five-day working week schedule with weekends on Saturday and Sunday will have the following rest periods in 2022:
from January 1 to January 9;
from March 6 to March 8;
from April 30 to May 3;
from May 7 to May 10;
from June 11 to June 13;
from November 4 to November 6.
THE NEWS ABOUT THE INCREASE IN THE FINE FOR INSTALLING BLINDS AND FRAME NETS IN CARS IS FAKE
Information appeared on the Internet about the strengthening of administrative liability for the installation of additional items that limit visibility from the driver's seat. This is, in particular, about blinds and frame nets. However, this is not true.
Now for the use of blinds, nets, excessive tinting on the front side windows of cars, a fine of 500 roubles is provided. It is not planned to change the sanction.
MINISTRY OF PUBLIC HEALTH: NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR FIRST AID KITS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR PROVIDING FIRST AID TO WORKERS
From September 1, 2021, there are new requirements for the equipment of first aid kits for providing first aid to workers. 12 items of medical devices are designated. First aid instructions are required.
Also, these instructions are posted on the website of the department.
KEY RATE IS INCREASED UP TO 6.75%
The Board of Directors of the Bank of Russia adopted a decision on increasing the key rate by 25 basic points, that is up to 6.75% per annum. The Bank of Russia notes that in the second quarter of 2021, commercial and industrial life in Russian reached a pre-pandemic level and, according to predicting of the Bank of Russia, seems to return to the balanced growth path.
New international auditing standards will be introduced in the Russian Federation
On the territory of the Russian Federation, new international auditing standards will be put into operation. The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation has prepared a draft order on introduction of international audit standards in Russia. The mentioned standards include the following:
- International Auditing Standard "Identification and Assessment of Risks of Material Misstatement";
- Standard "Tasks for implementation of agreed procedures";
- Standard "Formation of an opinion and drawing up a report on financial statements" (from January 1, 2022);
- Standard “Notification of Key Audit Matters in the Auditor's Report”.
NEW RULES FOR FINANCIAL ORGANISATIONS WHEN CONCLUDING CONTRACTS WITH INDIVIDUALS - STARTING FROM SEPTEMBER 10, 2021
From September 1, 2021, financial institutions (credit institutions, insurance organisations, non-governmental pension funds, credit cooperatives, agricultural credit consumer cooperatives, microfinance organisations, professional participants in the securities market - brokers, managers, investment advisors etc.) must provide an individual, that intends to conclude an agreement for rendering the relevant financial services, with reliable information on such agreement, including its terms and related risks.
THE FEDERAL NOTARY CHAMBER REMINDS OF POSSIBILITY OF COLLECTING DEBTS THROUGH A NOTARY
One of the significant advantages of the notarial form when lending money is ability to repay a debt without a trial, by means of a notary's writ of execution. Moreover, writs of execution may also be used to collect debts under credit agreements, surety agreements or contracts for rendering communication services.
If a debtor refuses to return the money, a lender may apply for a writ of execution, with notifying the borrower. If within two weeks the debtor does not take any action to return the debt, the creditor obtains a writ of execution and may apply for collection directly to bailiffs or to the bank with which the debtor’s account is opened.
IT IS PROPOSED TO FINE FOR GARBAGE UNLOADED FROM THE CAR IN THE WRONG PLACE
The Moscow Regional Duma and the Moscow City Duma developed a draft law on amendments to the Code of Administrative Offences of the Russian Federation. It is planned to increase the amount of fines, especially for repeated violations.
Federal Law No. 236-FZ of July 1, 2021
on the Activities of Foreign Persons on the Internet in the Russian Federation
This Federal Law establishes the legal framework for the activities of foreign legal entities, foreign institutions which are not legal entities, foreign citizens and stateless persons carrying out activities on the Internet in the Russian Federation and defines the powers of state authorities of the Russian Federation, and the rights and obligations of the persons participating in such activities or using the services (results) of such activities.