Amendments were made to the legislation of the state registration of legal entities and individual entrepreneurs

According to the Federal Law of 30.10.2017 №312-FL «On amendments to the Federal Law «On the state registration of legal entities and individual entrepreneurs…» electronic documents, signed with encrypted and certified digital signature (ECDS), should be sent on e-mail of legal entities (LE) or individual entrepreneurs (IE). E-mails should be previously listed to the state register or noted by submission of documents to the registration authorities.

At the request of the applicants registration authorities can give applicants or their representatives paper documents оf the state registration that verify the content of electronic documents.

While sending documents to the registration authorities by means of multifunctional centers or notary officers (at the applicants` request), documents can be additionally sent in the electronic form, signed with ECDS, to the corresponding multifunctional centers or notary officers.

Also, at the request of the applicants, multifunctional centers or notary officers can issue paper documents, verifying the content of the electronic documents received from the registration authorities.

According to the amendments, any person has a right to request information in relation to legal entities or individual entrepreneurs about facts of documents provision to the registration authorities by means of official web-sites on the Internet. Registration authorities should fulfill such request during 1 work day.

It is possible to provide documents for the state registration for the second time without paying an additional state tax after reasons for the state registration refusal are eliminated.

Provision of documents with unreliable information is included in the list of reasons for the state registration refusal.

Rules of sending of refusal decisions are the same as for the state registration documents.

Our publications from June 16, 2017 and August 5, 2016 were dedicated to the topic of check on reliability of data from the Unified State Register of Legal Entities

Besides, our publications in 2015 – 2017 were dedicated to the changes in the legislation of the state registration of legal entities: «Changes in state registration procedure of legal entities», «New data in the Unified Federal Register of legally significant data about the facts of the activities of legal entities» , «Amendments to legislation concerning enforcement of creditors’ rights and legal interests in bankruptcy cases of legal entities».

Order of appeals to state bodies is specified

According to the Federal Law №355-FZ «On Amendments to the Federal Law «On the Procedure for Considering Appeals of the Citizens of the Russian Federation» from 27.11.2017, which entered into force on December 8, 2017, replies to appeals to state bodies should be provided only in accordance with that form, in which they were sent. That is, the answers to written requests should be provided in the form of a written document, and to electronic appeals - in the form of an electronic message. To attend electronic appeals with any documents in the form of enclosures is possible only in electronic form.

The law also establishes that the appeals, affecting interests of an unspecified group of persons, can be posted on official websites of state bodies.

About placement of answers to written requests on official websites, citizens who have applied must be notified within 7 days by the e-mail address of this website.

Written appeals are not subject to consideration, on the text of which it is impossible to specify the meaning of proposals, statements or complaints. Answers to these appeals are not provided. The citizens who sent such appeals must be notified about it within 7 days from the date of their registration.

For reference:
According to the Federal State Statistics Service, 971 524 915 citizens' applications were placed in the Unified Interdepartmental Statistical Information System (EMISS) in 2013 for receiving state services, of which 308 077 223 applications were sent in electronic form or 31,7% of total number of such requests.