New support measure for small and medium-sized enterprises

article 13/10/2021

Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1031 dated June 28, 2021 adopted the rules for the provision of the Russian Foundation for Information Technologies Development (RFRIT) with budgetary subsidies for reimbursement of costs for use of Russian software by small and medium-sized enterprises. This measure is provided by the federal project "Digital Technologies" of the national program "Digital Economy of the Russian Federation".

Russian copyright holders and cloud software developers will be able to participate in the project. Requirements for companies and conditions of competitive selection are approved by the above mentioned Government Decree.

Over 400 thousand licenses will be offered at a reduced price in order to implement this support measure. Budget of the program until the end of 2024 is 7 billion rubles.

As a result of the project Russian developers will get compensations in amount of 50% of licenses' costs resulting in small and medium-sized enterprises purchasing software twice cheaper. This will facilitate the transition to domestic IT products, and small and medium-sized enterprises will be able to expand their business by reducing costs.

The only condition for enterprises’ participation is to be registered in the Unified Register of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises of the Federal Tax Service of the Russian Federation. Filling out any applications or reporting is not required.

We would like to point out that according to Rosstat turnover of organizations in the field of information technology in 2020 increased by 33% compared to the previous year.