Currency: Russian Ruble
Foreign Exchange Control: Some restrictions but do not apply to repatriation of profits to a non-resident entity.
Accounting Principles: Russian Accounting Standards. Financial statements prepared quarterly and annually. Some companies required to use IRFS.
Business Entities: Principally, “open” and “closed” joint stock company, limited liability company, partnership, sole proprietorship and branch of foreign entity.
Residence: If incorporated under Russian law.
Basis: Residents are taxed on worldwide income. Non-residents are taxed on income from commercial activities undertaken in Russia and on passive income from Russian sources.
Foreign Tax: Foreign tax credited against Russian tax on the same profits, limited to the amount of Russian tax payable.
Other: Tax reductions for investment projects in many regions and for many educational and medical services and R&D.
Tax Year: Calendar year
Residence: Residents taxed on worldwide income, non-residents taxed on Russian-source income only (resident if in Russia for > 183 days in a 12 month period).
Rate: 13% for residents. 30% for Russian-source income to non-residents unless reduced by a tax treaty.
Capital Gains: Charged on some gains
Other: Stamp duty: Usually nominal
Real property: 2% of the cadastral value per annum
Social Security: Employers and the self employed contribute
VAT: Standard rate 18%
Member Firm: Russian Law LLC
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