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Submission of information in the framework of the economic census

Submission of information in the framework of the economic census

LEGAL DIGEST, NEWS \ 23.03.2021

For the purpose of conducting an Economic census by the State statistical authorities, representatives of small businesses are required to provide information on the main figures of their activities for 2020.

As part of the census, companies have to make a report on the form MP-sp, approved by the Order No. 469 of the Federal State Statistics Service (known as the Russian acronym “Rosstat”) dated August 17, 2020, indicating the following information:

  • applicable tax regime;
  • data on employees and salaries;
  • revenue figures based on the results of activities;
  • amount of investments received;
  • other information.

The report is submitted by small organizations and micro-enterprises included in the Unified register of small and medium-sized business entities (hereinafter – SMEs). If the company did not operate in the past year, then the specified report has still to be drawn up.

Individual entrepreneurs are also required to submit information about their activities as part of the census, but they are provided with a different form of reporting – N1-entrepreneur.

It is possible to report on the forms:

  • in paper form, by submitting them to the local branch of the State Statistics Service (hereinafter – Rosstat), or by sending the document by mail with an enclosure list;
  • in electronic form through the official website of Rosstat or through the Unified state services portal.

Deadline for submission of reporting:

  • April 1, 2021 – when submitting a report to the Rosstat authorities;
  • April 30, 2021 – if the report is submitted through the state services portal.

To submit reports in digital format, companies should have an account on the relevant website, as well as a valid certificate of enhanced qualified electronic signature. More detailed instructions for filling in and sending the report can be found on the website of Rosstat or on the state services portal.

The Rosstat authorities send a Notification to the companies that the information is accepted. In cases where the reporting is made incorrectly, the company will receive a negative report with the requirement to correct the errors.

The economic census is conducted once every 5 years. Participation in it is mandatory, as well as the submission of statistical information. For non-submission or late submission of initial statistical information by respondents, administrative liability is provided under article 13.19 of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation:

  • for officers – a fine of 10,000 – 20,000 rubles;
  • for legal entities – a fine of 20,000 – 70,000 rubles.

For repeated violations, the measures of punishment are increased:

  • for legal entities – a fine of 30,000 – 50,000 rubles;
  • for legal entities – a fine of 100,000 – 150,000 rubles.

In the matters of drawing up and submitting statistical reporting to relevant bodies, please contact Acsour specialists. 

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