“Izvestia”: the regions can get a budget 15% of tobacco excise taxes in 2018
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MOSCOW, February 17. /TASS/. The Federation Council has prepared a draft law which provides for the distribution of about 15% of the revenues from tobacco excise taxes to regional budgets in 2018. About this newspaper “Izvestia”, referring to the relevant document at the disposal of edition.
According to the newspaper, the actions are aimed at reducing the illegal sale and production of tobacco products. “The necessary measures for the decriminalization of the market of tobacco, in particular, the growing interest of regions in the legal trade in tobacco products”, – quotes the edition of the text of the explanatory note to the bill.
According to the document, as a result of implementation of the bill, the subjects of the Russian Federation can receive about 80 billion rubles. Contributions will help to increase the collection of excise taxes on tobacco products, the newspaper said .
At this stage all deductions from the excise taxes go to the Federal budget, bypassing the regions.
According to the publication, at the present time the examination of the bill in the government, and would soon be submitted to the Duma. The Ministry of economic development and trade Ministry declined to comment, noting that the document was not received in the official order. In turn, the FAS and the Ministry of Finance has not responded to the request of “Izvestia”.
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