State Duma lawmakers move towards further extension of capital amnesty
MOSCOW, April 18 (RAPSI) – The State Duma passed a package of bills extending the timeline for capital amnesty in Russia until March 1, 2020, in the first reading on Thursday.
The proposed amendments will promote favourable conditions for the transfer of assets to the Russian jurisdiction, the bills’ sponsors believe.
The capital amnesty was implemented in Russia in two steps, from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016, and from March 1, 2018 to February 28, 2019. According to the legislative measure, applicants were able to voluntary declare their bank accounts and deposits in foreign banks. They were also able to declare their accounts and deposits opened before the set date but closed before filing an application. The applicants, who did so, were indemnified against tax, administrative and criminal liability.
Under the proposed amendments, the timeline for the voluntary declaration of assets and bank accounts by individuals would be extended subject to repatriation obligation, official registration under the re-domiciliation of foreign firms controlled by them in special administrative areas of Russia.
Certain fiscal loosening would be also given to such applicants.
The provided guarantees would be extended to applicants’ actions committed prior to January 1, 2019.