Russia: No Hike in Social Levies Through 2019, Ministry Promises

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By Sergei Blagov

Oct. 14—Social insurance taxes imposed on employers would remain unchanged through 2019 under draft legislation released Oct. 3 by the Labor Ministry. Employer tax is currently 30 percent of employee wages, 22 percent paid to the state pension fund, 2.9 percent to the social insurance fund and 5.1 percent to the state medical insurance fund.

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Text of the proposed legislation is available in Russian here.

For more information on Russian HR law and regulation, see the Russia primer.

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