Working chat: the limits of what is possible

PUBLICATIONS \ 15.06.2021

With the transition to remote mode, companies’ employees have begun to use new forms of communication more actively in their work; one of these is rapid messaging systems. But is this form of working communication within the framework of the law, and does employment legislation somehow regulate such communication? And how do judges assess how […]

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What expenses cannot be taken into account when calculating profits tax?

PUBLICATIONS \ 17.05.2021

It is known that, when profits tax is calculated, expenses that meet the three following conditions can be taken into account: they are economically justified, are documented and are not included in the list of expenses that under no circumstances reduce the organization’s income (article 270 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation).  According […]

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Limitation periods during the pandemic

PUBLICATIONS \ 28.04.2021

In February 2020, the world faced the SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus pandemic. States began to quickly take measures to prevent the virus, which necessitated the making of adjustments in all areas of life. The process of interaction with state authorities, including an appeal to the court within the limitation period, was no exception.  What has happened to […]

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Compensation of expenses for remote employees

PUBLICATIONS \ 26.04.2021

Starting from January 1, 2021, a Federal law came into force that establishes the procedure for organizing remote work of employees. The specified amendments supplement Chapter 49.1 of the Labour Code of the Russian Federation with new provisions, thereby defining the features of the interaction with employers of remote employees . One of these features […]

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How to choose a chief accountant and have no regrets

PUBLICATIONS \ 29.03.2021

It has often been said that accountancy is a profession that does not lose its relevance, and accounting, as a sphere of activity, is stable. The labour market confirms stability in the field of accounting – the demand for specialists does not fall, with new vacancies constantly appearing. But, despite this, the market is changing […]

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Employment books: what has changed starting from January 1

PUBLICATIONS \ 26.03.2021

Starting from January 1, 2020, electronic employment books (EEB) have been introduced in Russia. By the way, the term “electronic employment book” is a philistine usage. The law employs the wording of Employment History, according to the name of the monthly report that the employer submits to the Pension Fund of Russia (PFR). The transition […]

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Accounting for cashback and discounts

PUBLICATIONS \ 19.03.2021

To begin with, it should be noted that the terms “discount” and “cashback” are not legislatively defined; however, in practice, these tools are often used to increase clients’ loyalty to an organization and to increase their number.  We can highlight the following types of marketing tools to encourage buyers: a discount in the form of […]

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Who submits the SZV-M: the accountant or HR manager?

PUBLICATIONS \ 18.02.2021

Information about insured persons (Russian acronym SZV-M) is a report that is required to be formed by all employers who have employees on their staff. The procedure for filling in such a report, the list of errors that can be made when filling it in, and the scope of administrative liability for mistakes made are […]

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