Tax holidays for the sole entrepreneurs
The Federal Law No. 477-FL of December 29, 2014 amended the Tax Code of the Russian Federation (hereinafter “the Tax Code”) with the requirements, according to which the sole entrepreneurs are not obliged to pay for a patent or tax under the simplified tax system. This is possible under the following conditions:
- наличие соответствующего регионального закона о налоговых каникулах в определенных сферах деятельности ИП;
- регистрация ИП после принятия такого закона.
The validity period of these requirements was determined until January 1, 2021 and extended until 2024 by the Federal Law No. 266-FL of July 31, 2020.
The zero tax or patent rate is valid for two tax periods from the date of registration, provided that the share of income from the activity in respect of which the exemption is applied is at least 70%. Generally, this is applied to the industrial, social and scientific spheres.
Currently, laws on tax holidays have been adopted and are in force in 67 constituent entities of Russia, including the largest regions: Moscow and Moscow region, Saint Petersburg and Leningrad region, Krasnodar territory, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk and Sverdlovsk regions.
In accordance with paragraph 4 of Art. 346.20 of the Tax Code, the regional laws may establish the additional restrictions: by the type of activity, average number of employees, maximum amount of income. Similar conditions for the application of tax holidays may also be applied to the newly registered sole entrepreneurs using the patent system (clause 3 of Art. 346.50 of the Tax Code).
The users of the Information and Analytical system Globas have access to the comprehensive (including archived) information about 16 million sole entrepreneurs.