Titov: the Attempt of the authorities to legalize the self-employed “has failed”

Business Ombudsman Boris Titov told the newspaper “Kommersant” that during the first three months of the regulations on tax breaks application for obtaining the status of self-employed gave only 40 people. Titov believes that this Institute “has failed”.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

This year in Russia began to act the two-year tax breaks for self-employed people who will declare themselves to the tax authorities. The provision applies to three categories of Tutors, nannies and housekeepers.

So, for the first quarter of 2017 it was registered 27 Russian citizens and 13 foreigners. In the 12 millionth Moscow, for example, received only two notices on cleaning services and one — to tutoring and Babysitting.

Titov told “Kommersant” that “the introduction of this institution (self-employed) to date, has failed.” “Fall under its scope just three profession — in our case they were 45,” said he.

The Ombudsman promises to insist on his proposals, which aim at registration of self-employed in “one window” as entrepreneurs without legal entity formation with a single payment of 10 thousand to 20 thousand rubles per year.

As experts assume, 99% of self-employed continue to work illegally. According to experts, in the gray and black sector now employs from 15 to 22 million people, the newspaper reports.

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