The government withdrew from the State Duma a bill on a 30% tax for Russians working from abroad who are not tax residents of the Russian Federation, TASS reports . The government press service explained that the document was withdrawn "for clarification."
The bill, introduced the day before, proposed to oblige employers to check the tax residency of the departed Russians and, depending on this, choose a personal income tax rate of 13% or 30% for them from January 1, 2024. It was proposed to apply the amendments to the departed workers who use the Russian segment of the Internet as part of their work. According to the draft law, if a Russian citizen uses Russian domains, network addresses or servers when working abroad, then income will be subject to income tax in Russia if at least one of three conditions is met: if the individual was a tax resident of Russia, or if the income was received into an account in the Russian bank, or the source of payment is a Russian organization or an individual entrepreneur.
Earlier today, Vedomosti, citing a source, reported that the Ministry of Finance wants to impose personal income tax on bloggers who shoot content for YouTube and Instagram. At the same time, tax non-residents will have to pay tax at a rate of 30% on income received from Russia.