We need new mechanisms for the future. Compensation shouldn’t be provided from the budget for infrastructure, but from taxes — Maksim Reshetnikov, Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
As a foreign business, we saw support last year. We support the need to fight tax evasion. A real balance needs to be achieved so that the interests of ‘white’ business are taken into account [...] We need to find an answer to the question of how to support the fine-tuning of the tax system and support the process of the ‘beautification’ of the economy so that it is as efficient as possible and less costly [...] The use of digital technologies helps us preserve what has been achieved, while simultaneously combatting evasion or abuse — Tadzio Schilling, Chief Executive Officer, Association of European Businesses.
We can work without clearly describing every action [...] Right now we have been talking a lot about how the government should provide maximum services. What are maximum services? This means customization for each individual and it’s very flexible. How can we provide this flexibility with legislative micromanagement? There are legal relations where we can form principles. If the actions of government agencies meet the principles, then they should work like that — Daniil Egorov, Head, Federal Tax Service (FTS of Russia) .
The Tax Service has become so cool and technology-savvy that we are being encouraged to possibly change the entire Tax Code. Whereas previously in our country the taxpayer did all the tax reporting and the Federal Tax Service handled verification, now everything is the other way around — the tax authority fills in all the data for tax payments, presents these calculations, and the taxpayer verifies it. This is a paradigm shift. We are working for the result, when there is no need to impose any sanctions, and additional comfort for taxpayers. The issue of trust is being resolved — Anton Siluanov, Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation.