MOSCOW, April 16 (RAPSI) – Russia’s government has submitted to the State Duma a bill envisaging to amend the Tax Code so the payments to doctors and medical staff engaged in care of coronavirus-infected patients be not subjected to the personal income tax, according to Cabinet Chair Mikhail Mishustin.

Among the amendments the government presented to the lower house of Russia’s parliament was that freeing compensations paid to the doctors and medical staff, who combat the spread of the coronavirus disease, which had been developed according to the instructions given by the President, Mishustin said at a meeting of the Cabinet on Thursday.

Earlier, President Vladimir Putin instructed that in April through June doctors are eligible to monthly compensations at 80,000 rubles (about $1,000 at the current exchange rate); care staff is to receive 50,000 rubles ($680), whereas payments to junior medical personnel are to make 25,000 rubles ($350); emergency doctors are to be paid 50,000 rubles, medical assistants, nurses and ambulance drivers are to receive 25,000 rubles.

The government also submitted to the lawmakers amendments envisaging changes in the methods of calculation of the corporate income tax so to mitigate the tax burden on businesses, and those to the Budget Code allowing regions more room as to searching for resources available for the development of local economies and ensuring higher living standards, according to Mishustin.