The St Petersburg Government has approved a draft law on tax benefits for IT companies

LEGAL DIGEST \ 15.04.2018

IT businesses in St Petersburg may count on a reduced regional profit tax rate.

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St Petersburg: changes in workplace quotas for disabled persons

LEGAL DIGEST \ 14.04.2018

Starting from March 2018, several amendments have come into force with regard to workplace quotas for disabled persons in St Petersburg.

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A new online service of the Federal Tax Service: to obtain an excerpt concerning a foreign branch or a foreign representative office

LEGAL DIGEST \ 11.04.2018

It is now possible to visit the official website of the Russian Federal Tax Service to check accreditation.

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The deadline is fast approaching for filing a notification of controlled transactions for 2017

LEGAL DIGEST \ 08.04.2018

20 May 2018 is the last day for filing with tax authorities a notification of controlled transactions for 2017.

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The question is now off the table of how an employment contract differs from an independent contractor agreement

LEGAL DIGEST \ 22.03.2018

The Russian Supreme Court has issued a reminder of the main differences between an employment contract and an independent contractor agreement (“ICA”).

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The so-called ‘transaction passport’ has been abolished for those involved in foreign trade

LEGAL DIGEST \ 20.03.2018

Starting from 1 March 2018, authorized banks will not require Russian exporter companies to formalize a so-called “transaction passport” and foreign transaction report forms.

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The procedure for switching tax inspectorate has been simplified

LEGAL DIGEST \ 17.03.2018

Amendments have been made to the regulations on dealings with a taxpayer and, as a result, starting from 13 February 2018 no reconciliation of accounts is required for the switch to a new tax inspectorate when a company changes its registered address.

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The fight against discrimination: a male employee cannot be denied a supplement to childcare leave allowance

LEGAL DIGEST \ 16.03.2018

In its ruling dated 4 February 2017 in case No. 33-45444/2017, the Moscow City Court held that the establishment of a supplement to childcare leave allowance solely for female employees constitutes discrimination.

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