Russia plans to impose a tax for the rich

The government is discussing the possibility of increasing personal income tax rate for Russians with higher incomes, reported by "Izvestia" with reference to sources.

According to the newspaper, the authorities intend to raise the personal income tax to 15% for those earning more than three million rubles a year.

One of the sources said that this measure will bring to the budget additional 60 billion rubles, which could be used to fight poverty. The tax increase will affect one percent of Russians.

However, the interlocutor of the newspaper noted the difficulty of administering such a tax. According to him, on able to control financial flows, but the cost is comparable to additional revenues from increasing personal income tax.

As noted by another source of the newspaper close to the government, it is the likelihood of the adoption of this measure is much higher than before. He explained that "the current situation is unprecedented."

In a press-service of the government said that such initiatives to work through to the relevant Department did not arrive.

In this case, MPs expressed approval of this idea. So, the Deputy head of the economic Committee of the Federation Council Sergei Kalashnikov in an interview with RIA Novosti called "wild exotic" and "absence of social justice" the presence of a flat scale of taxation of Russia when the difference in salaries.

"Despite a long history of discussion of this issue, now there is such economic situation that the government will be forced to go to the introduction of a progressive tax," — said the MP.

According to Kalashnikov, with each million in annual revenue should increase and the income tax, and "those who receive less than two-thirds of the average wage in the country, it is necessary to cancel the income tax."

First Deputy head of the Duma faction "United Russia" Andrei Isayev also supported the introduction of differentiation of the income tax. He said that he opposes the establishment of a "transcendent values" of tax for the rich.

"We believe that no leaps and bounds, but, nevertheless, to return to the differentiation of the income tax would be appropriate.