Russia Proposes Progressive Income Tax

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By Jared Mondschein

July 7—Annual income of individuals would be taxed at a progressive rate according to a proposal submitted to the Russian State Duma July 3.

The proposed rates include:

• 13 percent for income more than 120,000 Russian rubles ($2,100) and up to 12 million rubles ($210,977);

• 18 percent for income more than 12 million rubles and up to 100 million rubles ($1.8 million);

• 23 percent for income more than 100 million rubles and up to 500 million rubles ($8.8 million); and

• 28 percent for income more than 500 million rubles.

Russia presently has a flat-rate income tax of 13 percent for resident workers on wage-related income. Nonresident workers are subject to a 30 percent tax rate, unless the nonresident receives residency status, which shifts the rate down to 13 percent.

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